Tuesday, 27 December 2011

The Poems:Thorgunna's Curse


Thorgunna’s Curse(ISBN : 978 1 870978 26 2), Poems & Tales in Scots & English was
published by Malfranteaux Concepts, Aberdeen in Jan. 2012 & printed by Thistle Reprographics, (thistle_repro@btconnect.com).Cost: £3.00,copyright: S. Blackhall.The cover is a copy of La mort: mon ironie d├ępasse toutes les autres! (1889), from a collection of Odilon Redon lithographs at Gallica. Some of these poems have already been published in the Aberdeen Evening Express, in Northword Now Autumn/Winter 2011 and in Remembrance: Poems for Armistice Sunday 2011 (Malfranteaux Concepts) . Others appear in A Celebration of Marischal College, Lys Wyness (Aberdeen Town & County History Society 2012)and on http://www.poemhunter.com/sheena-blackhall. Various stories were written as a result of historical research carried out by the poet for the children’s history book Apardion, published by the Reading Bus Press (2011). Buddha- Frost appears in Tales from Satan’s Grotto (Malfranteaux Concepts)other work appears in Poetic Justice: A Collection of Poems on the Theme of Human Rights, published by Amnesty International Aberdeen Group. Causeway / Cabhsair Issue 4 features the poem Hemingway and the short story The Dream of a Fisherman’s Wife.