Monthly Archive: January 2015

Making a link with ELISA

A doorway in KrakowELISA (Edinburgh Library & Information Services Agency) links Edinburgh’s many wonderful libraries.  They wanted me to write a little about the Makar’s role and my recent brief trip to Krakow.

This was a wonderful opportunity to visit a city I had long wanted to see, a city which had recently been designated a UNESCO City of Literature.  To welcome us they had projected poems on to a wall in a city centre square.  The poem of mine selected was less than flattering about Edinburgh! (But I did write it a long time ago and balanced it with a love poem to the city, written more recently!)