Unfortunately, due to illness, I won’t get to read at the Scottish National Galleries in Edinburgh tonight. A big disappointment.

But there was some compensation last night, as I went to one of the best poetry readings I’ve ever attended: Simon Armitage (whom I hadn’t realised was quite so funny) supported by local poets Matt Clegg, Chris Jones, Liz Cashdan and Ben Wilkinson, all of whom gave us a good set, with quite different offerings. (When I update my links, I’ll connect to each of their sites, so you can see their different styles).