Bards at the Bookshop

Bards at the Bookshop

Our next event is on Wednesday 23 May 7.00 pm

Free event with refreshments at the shop



Martin Malone lives in Scotland. He has published two poetry collections: The Waiting Hillside (Templar, 2011) and Cur (Shoestring, 2015). His Great War-related third collection, The Unreturning is forthcoming. An Associate Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing at Aberdeen University, he has recently completed a PhD in poetry at Sheffield University and edits The Interpreter's House poetry journal. He won the 2011 Straid Poetry Award for new collections, the 2012 Mirehouse and the 2011 Wivenhoe Poetry Prizes. His recently published pamphlet, Mr Willett’s Summertime, revisits the First World War and this has been said about it: ‘A timely, haunting look at war and remembrance… both finely crafted and with something to say.’



Chris Powici's poems have been published in various magazines including Gutter, New Writing Scotland and The Dark Horse. Chris lives in Perthshire and teaches creative writing for the University of Stirling and The Open University. He edited the magazine, Northwords Now from 2010 until 2017.

Chris won first prize in the BBC Wildlife Poet of The Year Awards and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in the USA. His latest collection, This Weight of Light, was published in 2015: ‘Powici’s writing is accessible, resonant when read aloud and more importantly, This Weight of Light is a collection that is enjoyable and rewarding, and one that merits repeated reading.’ (Review by Robert Middlemiss).