Eddie’s Useful Links

Eddie Gibbons: Writing Poetry for Pleasure and Publication LINKS 26th February 2022


Self-publishing
https://www.lulu.com/https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/ https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/p/writinglife
Duncan Lockerbie/ Lumphanan Press http://lumphananpress.co.uk/

Scottish Poetry Pamphlets
Duncan Lockerbie / Tapsalteerie – http://www.tapsalteerie.co.uk/
Publisher of ‘Roughly Speaking’ & ‘What They Say About You’
Peter Burnett/ Leamington Books https://leamingtonbooks.com/
Pushing Out the Boat North-East Scotland’s Biennial Magazine: https://www.pushingouttheboat.co.uk/

UK poetry magazines

Poetry Magazines – Free access to UK poetry magazines from the Poetry Library Collection http://poetrymagazines.org.uk/

Chapbook Competitions
These are all reliable chapbook competition organisers

Sphinx – Pamphlet competitions (sphinxreview.co.uk)
A pretty exhaustive list of UK and Irish pamphlet publishers.
JAN_2022_CHAP_PUBS.pdf (sphinxreview.co.uk)

Names Dropped
Todd McEwen https://www.rlf.org.uk/fellowships/todd-mcewen/
Leila Aboulela http://www.leila-aboulela.com/
Roddy Lumsden https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/roddy-lumsden

Additional links
Major poets Eddie invited to perform at The Lemon Tree in the 1990s: Les Murray & Brian Patten.
Les Murray https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/les-murray
Poem ‘Driving Through the Sawmill Towns’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpcnmoskGRk
Brian Patten https://literature.britishcouncil.org/writer/brian-patten
Poem ‘So Many Different Lengths of Time’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEoBH55IdCA
Todd McEwen’s pal – Billy Collins https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/billy-collins Poem‘Forgetfulness’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-a8ELOVig4

Recommended Books

Helena Nelson – How (Not) To Get Your Poetry Published – A great resource on how to actually get your poetry published! https://www.happenstancepress.com/index.php/shop/product/47751-how-not-to-get-your-poetrypublished-helena-nelson/category_pathway-64
Anne Lamott – Bird by Bird – Instructions on Writing and Life – Amazon.co.uk : bird by bird lamott
Anne’s TED Talk – 12 truths I learned from life and writing | Anne Lamott – YouTube

Performance Poetry

Duncan Lockerbie – Stewed Rhubarb – Stewed Rhubarb Press – A spoken-word and literary publisher from Edinburgh