I posted earlier about the rock|salt project, my current art/poetry collaboration with Elspeth Knight, mixed media artist. Quite an incredible experience, working alongside a visual artist, who has interpreted my poems in a multitude of unexpected and beautiful ways. Each poem is linked with the heritage of the South of Fife – mining, fishing, agricultureContinue reading “Writing for rock|salt complete!”
I recently published my latest little poetry collection, ‘Caesura’ (trigger warning: miscarriage, loss and grief). This tiny A6 booklet is a reflection on a difficult time in my life, back in summer 2006.
I’m delighted to point you in the direction of a new collaborative project I’m working on with mixed media artist Elspeth Knight
I have recorded a number of my poems and they are available on my Soundcloud page, together with the pieces submitted to the Cateran 100 project last year.
For many, many years, I have been inspired by a poet from Orkney, George Mackay Brown. I first met George Mackay Brown’s words whilst studying Scottish Literature at Aberdeen University, and his stories and poems have woven their way throughout my life ever since. I have written several poems inspired by GMB, and I wasContinue reading “An ambition achieved”
Earlier this year, I took something of a leap into the unknown, and decided to try my hand at creative non-fiction. More specifically, I had a story to tell from my own past – a story of complex miscarriage and the psychological aftermath of that trauma. I was honoured when Epoch Press selected my essayContinue reading “Something a little different…”
Hello folks, it’s been a fair while since I’ve put some updates on my News feed here. Apologies for that – the second covid lockdown at the start of this year was quite a challenge, and then sadly after an amazing summer break I contracted covid myself at the start of September 2021. Thankfully IContinue reading “Update: recent publications”
My poem ‘Cyclic’ recently appeared in Black Bough Poetry’s astonishing second volume of their Deep Time publication. The poem itself began life on the Isle of Skye in 2016, and resided, buried, in a notebook for a few years, before resurfacing and being remoulded for the Deep Time submission call. All the poems in thisContinue reading “Black Bough Poetry: Deep Time project”
“I look down and in the torch light I’m glittering, covered in tiny sand crystals brushed from the cave walls. Time feels different in here. .. Covered in sand grains hundreds of millions of years old; grains that ancient fish shoals would have swum around in, hidden in, died in.”
I’m delighted to have a new poem, ‘Fusion’, published in Silk and Smoke issue 2: https://silkandsmoke.com/portfolio/fusion-by-larissa-reid/ Silk and Smoke is a beautiful publication, and I had them in mind when I was working on the final draft of ‘Fusion’. It’s brilliant to be a small part of a fairly new, local (Edinburgh-based) online magazine. OneContinue reading “Silk and Smoke: ‘Fusion’”