BRIAN BEATTY‘s jokes, poems and stories have appeared in numerous print and online publications, including The Bark, Conduit, Dark Mountain, Elephant Journal, The Evergreen Review, Gulf Coast, Hobart, Kentucky Review, McSweeney’s, The Moth, Open Mouse, Phoebe, Seventeen, Sycamore Review, Urthona and The Writer. Brian sometimes performs as a storyteller. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the United States.

DAVID MOFFAT is the author of ‘Walking doon the Gallowgate’ an illustrated memoir of a 1950’s Glasgow childhood. His poem ‘Arles’ was a Herald Scotland Poem of the Day.


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The Glasgow Review of Books (ISSN 2053-0560) is an online journal which publishes critical reviews, essays and interviews as well as writing on translation. We accept work in any of the languages of Scotland – English, Gàidhlig and Scots.

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