THE runner-up in this year's Callum Macdonald Memorial Award for poetry pamphlets is Nest, with poems by Tom Pow and drawings by Hugh Bryden (Roncadora
FOR the first time in years, and to my delight, a song thrush has joined the resident blackbirds in my back garden.
THIS year's Callum Macdonald Memorial Award for poetry pamphlets (run by the National Library of Scotland), has been won by Stewed Rhubarb Press with their pamphlet The Glassblower Dances, featuring poems by Rachel McCrum.
THE late George Bruce (1909-2002), much respected poet, BBC producer, and Scottish literary presence, was born in Fraserburgh.
ANDREW Young is the revenant – one who returns after a long absence – in this quirky sample from his Selected Poems (Carcanet, £9.95).
SHEENA Blackhall's tender reflection on an unborn grandchild can be found in Love Poems for Valentines (Malfranteaux Concepts, £5).
Leanne O'Sullivan is based in West Cork in rural Ireland.
This has proved, in the end, a glorious season for daffodils.