I’ve participated in two podcasts over the past few months, which I’ve been slow to note here. One was about Nicolas Bouvier, in conversation with Rose Baring, the Eland editor without whose enthusiasm his work wouldn’t have been republished in the UK. You can find this on the BookBlast podcast site (‘Dividing the World’ #3.) The other was about the Edwin Morgan centenary, which has taken a lot of my time and energy this year; this was part of the Wigtown Book Festival’s podcast series, hosted by the irrepressible Peggy Hughes.
In relation to EM100, I’m so delighted to add to the home library Hamish Whyte’s new memoir, Morgan & Me, published by HappenStance a couple of weeks ago, and just out from Tapsalteerie, a sampler of the translations undertaken by Scottish and Hungarian poets in the Edwin Morgan Trust translation workshop last year, Hunger Like Starlings. If we can’t see small press productions at the usual venues, we can still savour them.