Seven poetry pamphlets are in the running for top prize in an annual competition that recognises excellence in pamphlet poetry publishing.
Out of 38 'outstanding' entries received, the judges for the 2012 Callum Macdonald Memorial Award have selected these pamphlets and publishers for the shortlist:
- 'Ecstatics, a language of birds', by Lesley Harrison and Laura Drever, published by Brae Editions
- 'Happyland', by William Hershaw, published by FRAS Publications
- 'Some consequences of saying yes', written and published by Mary Thomson
- 'A natural curiosity,' by A C Clarke, published by New Voices Press
- 'Upon a good high hill', by Helen Lawrenson, published by Perjink Press
- 'Linked lines', by Hayden Murphy, published by Roncadora Press
- 'Dain Do Shomhairle', by multiple authors, published by the Scottish Poetry Library and the Sorley MacLean Trust.
The winner will be announced at a ceremony at the National Library of Scotland on 17 May.
Read more in the pamphlet poetry shortlist press release.
19 April 2012