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Tom Leonard

Tom Leonard

Biography

Tom Leonard's website: http://www.tomleonard.co.uk

Recordings

Glasgow, 2005

This is edited from a public reading at Oran Mor in Glasgow recorded by Camcorder Guerrillas for a DVD that was made in honour of Mordechai Vanunu, who was standing for rector of Glasgow University. The poems in the excerpt from the reading are:

  • The Fair Cop
  • doon the close
  • the enemy without
  • First Poster Poem against the Criminal Injustice Bill
  • yi surta
  • the dropout
  • moral philosophy
  • a summer's day
  • poetry
  • Remembrance Day
  • June the 2nd
  • In Hospital

Glasgow, late 1990s

Tom writes: 'The recording was made in Glasgow in the late 1990s by someone then compiling a programme for Danish radio about Scottish poetry. He later sent me a tape of nora's place though I don't know if it was actually broadcast.'

Three Texts for Tape

Three Texts for Tape, recorded at home in Glasgow in 1978 using Tom's Teac A-3340S tape recorder.

Bibliography

Selection

  • access to the silence (Poems 1984-2004): Etruscan Books
  • Intimate Voices: Poems 1965-83. Newcastle 1984; republished London Vintage 1995; Republished Etruscan Books 2003
  • Reports from the Present: Essays, Political Satires and Poems 1982-1994. Cape 1995
  • Places of the Mind: The Life and Works of James Thomson (B.V.). Cape 1993
  • Radical Renfrew: Poetry from the French Revolution to the First World War (ed.). Polygon 1990

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