Hi, here you'll find information about myself, my novels, my approach to writing and details about my teaching and mentoring roles.
EVENTS: 21st April: Launch of Blasted Things at Toppings Books in St Andrews. https://www.toppingbooks.co.uk/events/st-andrews/lesley-glaister-blasted-things/ 7th May: Launch of Blasted Things at Blackwells Books, Southbridge, Edinburgh. 6.30. 20th May: Launch of Blasted Things at Cuppa in Felixstowe - details tbc. Later in year: readings at Edinburgh Book Festival, further details tbc and A Write Highland Hoolie in Mallaig, November 7th, further details tbc.
Busy teaching at St Andrews just now. This makes it hard to write and I've been feeling the lack of a live novel going on under the surface. But the buzz is returning. Now I just need the time. Blasted Things with lovely cover image, soon to be added, is due out on 7th May and as you can see above I'm going to be launch it three times, in Edinburgh where I live, in St Andrews where I work and in Felixstowe where I grew up and which features in the novel.
Underneath is the first poem from my Moreton Bay Fig sequence in 'Nub' published by Mariscat Press.
Do you know the Moreton Bay Fig? Have you been introduced? The one that spreads hall-sized the one with buttress roots that stretch like walls, head high or more the one with little beads of figs inedible, with patent leather leaves the one that’s deeply littered underneath in rustling clefts?
A human can press her lips against that vegetable hulk can eye the O’s and eyes that stretch the bark rear back her head to gasp at massive boughs (how do they branch so far, bear all that weight?) the complex bulk: in wonderment, in worship – or in want?