Category Archives: Book

Poem In Black Lives Matter, Ed. By Ambrose Musiyiwa

My poem Only Black in Summer is part of the new anthology Black Lives Matter, Poems for a New World, edited by Ambrose Musiyiwa. It is one of 107 poems chosen from those submitted by writers around the world, poems that reflect how people across the globe are responding to and rallying against racism.

A cup of coffee and a good read… Photo by M. Mair

This review in The Manchester Book Review describes it well.

“This book is a snapshot of a moment in time. It is not just a freeze-frame of the horrific scenes broadcast from America – the George Floyd murder, the MAGA violence – but of a year of pandemic misery and global malaise…

When things are bad, those who usually get the harsh end of things get the worst. This anthology also takes in the longer history of black struggle too, and although aptly published in Leicester – one of the most culturally diverse cities in Britain – that perspective is global.”

I’m very proud to be part of it, and I hope you’ll read and enjoy the rich diversity of voices and perspectives the anthology brings to its readers.


The anthology is available through Amazon. The links below are for North America, but you can search for it wherever you are.


Written by Margaret Mair

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“Islands” for Less

I’m writing this quick note to let you know that, thanks to Blurb, you can buy my small, beautiful book “For We Are Islands” for 25% off until April 13th. So if you’ve been hesitating this would be a great time to take the leap and get your very own copy to enjoy. Continue reading

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Come Visit With Me…

Book Talk: Today I went for a visit to KC Books and Music, where I met a friend for coffee and we talked about that small, beautiful Islands book I made. I think she might have been teasing me from time to time, and you might notice there are a few things I didn’t tell her, but I had a good time. So why don’t you join us? Continue reading

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Introducing my First Small, Beautiful Book

I’d like to share my first small, beautiful book: We Are Islands, a collection of original paintings and poetry. It’s for those who love to hold books in their hands… Continue reading