We are so excited that we’ve reached Hear Hare Here number ten! How the time has flown, how the raffle has grown, how the poems have… poemed?
Join us once more for three brilliant and diverse poets, bringing joy and excitement to your month.
This May we are completely delighted to welcome J O Morgan, Colin Herd and Tessa Berring.
Colin Herd is a poet and Lecturer in Creative Writing at University of Glasgow. His books include too ok (Blazevox 2011), Glovebox (Knives, Forks and Spoons Press, 2013), Click & Collect (Boiler House Press, 2017) and Swamp Kiss (Red Ceilings Press, 2018). He edits www.adjacentpineapple.com and is at www.colinherd.com and @colinjherd.
Tessa Berring is an artist and writer based in Edinburgh. Her work appears in a variety of magazines including Zarf, (in collaboration with Kathrine Sowerby) The Rialto and Rabbit Catastrophe Review. A pamphlet, ‘Cut Glass and No Flowers’ was published in 2017 by Dancing Girl Press. She is also 1/12 of 12, an online writing collective of women poets living in Scotland.
J.O. Morgan lives on a small farm in the Scottish Borders. His first book, Natural Mechanical (CB Editions, 2009), won the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and was shortlisted for the Forward First Collection Prize; its sequel, Long Cuts (CB Editions, 2011), was shortlisted for a Scottish Book Award.
His third book, At Maldon (CB Editions, 2013), takes its bearings from the Old English poem ‘The Battle of Maldon’. It re-imagines the short-lived battle that took place on the Essex coast in 991AD, when a ragtag army of Anglo-Saxons was mustered to defend their land from Viking raiders.
In 2015, Morgan published In Casting Off (HappenStance Press), a poem-novella that tells a love story that is set within a remote fishing community. A year later, Interference Pattern (Cape Poetry) was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize.