World Poetry Movement, Scotland

Gerry Loose

Edinburgh, March 17th, 2023

Coordinator in Scotland: Gerry Loose.


National Facebook page set up;the first dedicated WPM FB page in Europe  (now with 618 members)

Appointment of poet Ruby McCann for technical help and as co-coordinator

Reading for Jack Hirschman with Scottish poets

Published Mither Tongue: poems ODF Nuosu/Chinese poet Jidi Majia into Scots language with Scottish publisher Vagabond Voices (shortlisted for Scottish Book of the Year in translation category). Foreword by WPM Scotland Coordinator

Published The Earth is Our Home, poems by nineteen Scottish poets; foreword by WPM Coordinator, in association with Scottish publishers PlaySpace and Mythic Horse Press

Launch reading of The Earth is Our Home with Scottish poets (after tragic death of Ruby McCann)

Readings via Zoom with WPM Coordinator:

* 5th Chengdu International Poetry Week, China

* International Mother Tongue Day, Embassy of Bangladesh, Holland

* Reading for Jack Hirschman, Bangladesh

* Reading for Cultural Insurgency, Bangladesh

* Reading for Cultural Jamboree, Sri Lanka

* Reading for Poetry Sound Archive, University of Bogota, Colombia

* Reading for Poetry in Resistance, Medellin, Colombia


* Reading for 30th International Poetry Festival, Medellin, Colombia

* Reading for Solidarity with Colombia and Palestine

* Reading for 6th Chengdu Poetry Week