Lindsay Macgregor lives near Cupar, Fife, and co-hosts Platform, a regular poetry and music night at Ladybank Station. She has an MLitt in Writing Practice and Study from the University of Dundee. In 2015, she received a Scottish Book Trust New Writer’s Award and in 2017, a Hawthornden Fellowship. She reviews poetry collections for Dundee University Review of the Arts (DURA) and her own poems have been published in Poetry Scotland, Poetry Review and Poetry Salzburg Review. Her pamphlet, The Weepers, was published in 2015 by Calder Wood Press
I was told he was my father.
And, sure enough, he had my nose,
my mouth, my frown. Like me,
he always seemed too old,
spoke the language of elective
mutes. He shuffled round
the house, replacing fuses,
lagging pipes, sharpening knives.
I raised him as my own.
From New Writers Award Anthology (Scottish Book Trust, 2016)