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Lesley Glaister will reading poems from her new pamphlet 'Nub'. With readings from Michael Stephenson and music from Leo Glaister.

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So many mushrooms on the cliff

they grow in rings and lines like hieroglyphs,

tracing seams of green. Umbrellas broken

to their spokes, new silk parasol

just unfurled, some nubs so new

that when you touch they’re soft as baby skin

as nothing.

from ‘Foraging’

Nub, the second collection by Lesley Glaister from Mariscat, includes the sequence ‘Moreton Bay Fig’, an account of a love affair with a tree in New Zealand – surprising, amusing and moving – as well as another mixture of the fresh, bright and honest poems about her family and Orkney that she does so well, with her novelist’s eye for detail and a telling phrase.

Lesley Glaister is a novelist, dramatist and poet. She has written over a dozen novels, the first of which, Honour Thy Father, won both a Somerset Maugham Award and a Betty Trask Award. Little Egypt received a Jerwood Uncovered Fiction Prize. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and currently teaches Creative Writing at the University of St Andrews. She lives in Edinburgh – with frequent forays to Orkney – with her husband Andrew Greig and an elderly terrier.

Michael Stephenson lives in West Lothian with his wife and their two sons. He works in education, with a particular focus on young people who have additional support needs. His poems in Scots and English have appeared in a number of publications and he has been a prize winner in the James McCash poetry competition.

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