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Not My Circus, Not my Monkey

New work in Scots & English from Sheena Blackhall & Tom Hubbard

Available online here.

Sheena writes in Doric. Quirky fun includes the celebration of Furryboots City, curlers, eco-warriors, a ‘Museum of Toilets’ in Delhi and a tribute to the folk at the Elphinstone Institute at Aberdeen University.

Tom offers various European themes including transcreations of French, Czech, Hungarian and Russian poetry (including a bizarre piece from Dostoevsky), essays on William Alexander (the author of the North-East novel Johnny Gibb of Gushetneuk), and how Scottish poets Edwin Morgan and Alastair Mackie responded to Alexander Pushkin’s poem ‘Autumn’.

Tom Hubbard

Novelist and poet; former visiting professor at overseas universities (Budapest, Connecticut, Grenoble); first Librarian of the Scottish Poetry Library, 1984-92.