Monday, 17 April 2017

A poem by Finola Scott

long-distance love

tonight your voice is loaded
     -  exams   rent    girlfriend -
too far away   in miles
  and years
to kiss to make better

I knit a cat’s cradle
                         of words
to hold    you     soothe you
but  meaning cracks
  even  the
   is break  ing

Finola Scott's poems and short stories are widely published in anthologies and magazines including The Ofi Press, Raum, Dactyl ,The Lake, Poets' Republic.

She is pleased to be mentored this year on the Clydebuilt Scheme by Liz Lochead. A performance poet, she is proud to be a slam-winning granny.

Her roles as daughter, teacher, wife, mother and grandmother are important sources for her writing. She is involved in the political , with especial reference to women's place in society.