Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Issue 9 of Northwords Now, the free literary magazine of the North, has arrived, and as usual it's brimming with new writing, reviews, features. It's made available in ever-increasing areas of Scotland - and inviting contributions 'from any corner of the planet'. This edition has an interview with Australian poet Les Murray on his recent visit to Ullapool, and a feature on Lotte Glob's new book Floating Stones documenting the launch of her ceramic 'stones' into 111 lochans around the Highlands, published in beautiful art-book style by my own dear neighbours, The Watermill of Aberfeldy. I was delighted when my story And the sky was full of crows was published by NN in 2006. It has since found a second home in my collection The Searching Glance which is reviewed in Issue 9, and includes the kind words: '...Linda Cracknell has the gift of making you see a whole picture with just the exact right handful of words'.