Dear readers,

The last time we spoke, we rolled out some pretty big news. And to be completely honest, we may have been withholding some of the more glamorous details of our exciting collaboration with Polygon; for dramatic effect, of course. But now that we’ve all calmed down and regained our characteristically cool sense of composure, there are a few more things we’d like to let you in on.

DSC_0160Last weekend, two of our team members ventured beyond local boundaries to Glasgow’s West End, to meet and talk to Makar Liz Lochhead. Lochhead is the latest Scottish cultural luminary to provide an exclusive interview for our forthcoming interactive Norman MacCaig eBook. Our team was thrilled by this opportunity to meet the National Poet and hear her take on MacCaig’s life and work. She described him as “a man who turned people on to poetry,” effectively echoing a sentiment expressed by our team on countless occasions as we have become intimately familiar with MacCaig’s literary legacy.

The Liz Lochhead interview is the most recent of six that will add to the “mini-documentary” quality of this innovative digital product. In our quest to build a comprehensive and profound extra-textual experience we have also turned the camera on Ron Butlin, Tom Pow, Andrew Greig, Roderick Watson, and Ewen McCaig. Needless to say, these prolific personalities expounded unique perspectives that bring new life to MacCaig’s already-vibrant verses.

We are, of course, disappointed that the interviewing phase of the project has come to a close, but that’s not to say that we don’t have our work cut out for us moving forward. Over the next few weeks, it will be all hands on deck as we work to bring together the diverse components of this title into one streamlined entity. DSC_0148

Until next time,

Team MacCaig