2017 Poets in Residence Program
Poet Hugh McMillan, this year’s winner of the “Michael Marks Award for Poetry Pamphlets” (a.k.a. the Callum MacDonald Award) in Edinburgh, participated in CHS’s Michael Marks Poets in Residence Program for two weeks this past summer. During his stay in Greece, he visited Ancient Olympia, Athens, Delphi, and Nafplio, where he participated in a number of activities prepared by the CHS.
In Ancient Olympia, McMillan read a selection of his poems to an enthusiastic audience, conjuring for their eyes and ears a world of powerful imagery and vibrant language. Enjoy a video of the reading below!
Hugh McMillan is a poet and writer from Dumfries and Galloway. He has been shortlisted for, and the recipient of, many prizes, the latest being the Callum MacDonald Prize in May 2017. He is widely published and anthologized. In the last six months alone he was chosen as one of the half-dozen poets whose work featured in a National Poetry Day postcard; he was selected as one of the poets in the Best Scottish poems of 2016 Anthology; and he was awarded the post of Michael Marks poet in residence at the Harvard Summer School in July 2017. His selected poems ‘Not Actually being in Dumfries’ was published by Luath in 2015.
For more poetry and information on the poet’s work, visit the CHS dedicated webpage.