The Ghost Edition

In NLP’s winter edition, we have found a league of spectres to accompany you amongst the silent shifting of the snowflakes. Don Paterson and Alison Watt’s recent collaboration at the Ingleby Gallery, where Watt’s artwork was accompanied by Paterson’s succinct verse, allowed Paterson to release the ghosts from Watt’s mesmerising pieces. In an attempt to … Continue reading

The Punctum Edition

“I will always listen to outsiders. They have a lot to give”, says Sally Evans in her interview for this month’s Punctum Edition. Sally is the quiet radical of Scottish poetry, evident in her deep and abiding love of books at Kings Bookshop in Callendar (along with husband and fellow poet Ian W King), her … Continue reading

The (non)-native edition

When Richie McCaffrey first approached NLP with his poetry we were awestruck by its grey tones, guttural Highland syllables and the deep, inexorable song of the sea. In his short collection for NLP, ‘Taxidermy’, Richie conjures up a palimpsest that stretches across Scotland’s shores, where “a forgotten clan knapping their arms in the swash” stand … Continue reading