Jane Goldman

Jane Goldman is Reader in English Literature at Glasgow University. She likes anything a word can do. Her poems have been published in Scree, Tender, Gutter, Blackbox Manifold, Adjacent Pineapple and elsewhere. Her first slim volume is Border Thoughts (Leamington Books, 2014), “a little theatrical box of spectacle and light … the living underworld of Brecht’s Threepenny Opera translated into raucous girlish post-war wayward ways” (Lisa Jeschke, Hix Eros 6).

Events

12 Showcase »

Reading and performance by members of the 12 collective

Sat 10 March | 13:00 - 14:00 | £4.50/£3.50 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens, Council Chamber

Poem

Greyfriars Bobby

 

                          now
                          touched
                          for luck
                          like Montaigne’s foot
         his bronze cast nose
all rubbed
down
to its shiny
still it pierces

the dreich

this dis-
appearing
slowly nose

our very
beacon of

the virtual

subjectivity
of pethood

 

Jane Goldman

From Umbrellas of Edinburgh: Poetry and Prose Inspired by Scotland’s Capital City, ed. Russell Jones and Claire Askew (Freight, 2016)