Some time back I submitted a piece to the above part of the Scottish Book Trust’s website, then I promptly forgot about it. However, idly browsing this morning I looked at the site, and my story’s in it. I talk about Donald M Allen’s The New American Poetry, and its effect on me when I bought it in 1961. People often talk about books that influenced them, but this one genuinely changed the direction and shape of my life. I wouldn’t have become a writer if I hadn’t read this book.
Here’s the link: