Published by Pushing Out the Boat, 2008
Issue 7 of Pushing Out the Boat, North East Scotland’s own prestigious magazine of new writing and visual art was launched on 1 May 2008. The event at Aberdeen Arts Centre, which began the Wordfringe 2008 festival, featured readings by many of the contributors along with displays of artwork.
Cover: Darren Marsh
FOREWORD by Christie VanLaningham
With an impressive cohort of both new and experienced writers and artists from all walks of life, the work anthologized in Issue 7 brings together such disparate themes as the horrors of war, the subtleties of the seasons, and the shadowy boundaries between love and sex. Pieces that throb with contemporaneous angst are woven expertly with those sweetly nostalgic, creating a happy amalgam of work that will find an audience with even the most discriminating of readers. Present throughout is a strong voice, be it English, Doric, or Scots, which connect each selection with captivating characters and haunting lyricism.
Rob A. Mackenzie
Donald S. Murray
Maureen V. Ross
Wendy de Rusett
Sarah Ellen Taylor