Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Alasdair Gray, Poet, Writer, Artist, Comrade.

     The death of Alasdair Gray on Sunday 29th. December 2019 will be a tremendous loss to the People of Glasgow and much further afield. As well as being a generous man, donating to Spirit of Revolt as well as many other groups, he was a man of compassion, insight and a battler, never afraid to speak out in defence of justice and humanity.
       The following video is from the last event he shared with Spirit of Revolt, “Writers for Miners held November 2018 in Mono, where, despite the dreadful November weather he turned up and read one of his poems, which he referred to as “A long poem about humanity”. Thanks Bob at City Strolls for the video.

Alasdair Gray reading at, “Writers for Miners” Video

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1 comment:

  1. 'No Man is an Island'

    No man is an island entire of itself;
    every man is a piece of the continent,
    a part of the main;
    if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe
    is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as any manner of thy friends or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind.

    And therefore never send to know for whom
    the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.

    John Donne