Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Hugh McMillan at Thomas Tosh

Local poet Hugh McMillan is at Thomas Tosh this Saturday (9th May, 2009) reading from his new poetry collection The Spider's Spin on It. He will be here from 3pm.

Hugh's poetry is great, you get a range of different tones --some poems are serious and sublime, others make you laugh out loud; all are thought provoking and shine through with Hugh's love of history (he's a history teacher at a school in Dumfries).

Hugh's knack is to get you into the minds of the knights, the soldiers' wives and even insects of history. The Spider's Spin on It of the title is the spider's view of its legendary encounter with Robert the Bruce. It's hilarious.

And this is not just Thomas Tosh's house view. Hugh has won prizes and Scottish Arts Council backing for his poetry. So it's official.

The book itself looks really special and is a collaboration with Dumfries-based printmaker Hugh Bryden, who is exhibiting at Thomas Tosh in August.

You can keep up-to-date with Hugh McMillan's poetry exploits in his entertaining blog.

written by Paul O'Keeffe at Thomas Tosh

1 comment:

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