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Game theory

I watched Hannah Fry’s programme on game theory last night, and enjoyed it immensely. I’ve been a maths nerd since I did an Open University maths course in the 1970s, but I had actually encountered game theory a short while … Continue reading

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Books published in my lifetime

Books published 1942- [actually the list ends in 2017, but I’m not finished yet] This was supposed to be a list featuring one book from each year of my life. The books are ones which I have read at least … Continue reading

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Trust me, I’m a doctor

I don’t think I’ve ever written anything before about getting my PhD, but I was feeling a bit nostalgic the other day, plus I had a dream about Murchison House, where I used to to work. Back in 1966 I … Continue reading

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Word Play launched

    Here I am, at home after the launch, about to go out for a natter with my neighbours. The launch, at the Scottish Poetry Library, was a joint one with my friend and CoastWord colleague Hannah Lavery. I … Continue reading

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Calder Wood Press

I’ve been spurred into action by a visit to the Scottish Poetry Library, and a subsequent email. Now that my old Calder Wood Press domain is no longer in use, there’s nowhere for a listing of the titles I published … Continue reading

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The new book

Word Play, a new full-length of previously unpublished short stories, will be launched by Postbox Press at the Scottish Poetry Library on Saturday 30th June (1pm – all welcome). It’s been a long time coming. I used to think I … Continue reading

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The Open Mouse

The Open Mouse┬ástarted as an offshoot from the Poetry Scotland website, which I started in 1996 as the web presence of the printed broadsheet Poetry Scotland, which I’m happy to say is still flourishing under its editor, my friend Sally … Continue reading

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