Mandy Macdonald

Mandy Macdonald is a writer and musician living in Aberdeen on the cold, wild and beautiful North Sea coast, a far cry from the golden dunes and blue surf of her Australian childhood. Her work has been published in the anthologies Outlook Variable, Extraordinary Forms and Songs for the Unsung (Grey Hen, 2016 and 2017), Aiblins: New Sottish political poetry (Luath, 2016), A Bee’s Breakfast (Beautiful Dragons, 2016), and a number of print and online journals, most recently Three Drops from a Cauldron, The Curlew, Coast to Coast to CoastClear Poetry, Spilling Cocoa over Martin Amis, and Riggwelter. When she is not writing, she sings and plays music in Intuitive Music Aberdeen and an assortment of choirs.

Mandy’s poem for Dusk, Gloaming, was performed at Ellon, at Dusk on the 21st December 2017 and published in the Dusk anthology on 21st June 2018

Her poem Arthur Streeton Advises his Students was performed at Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Carlisle and London for Noon on 21st December 2018 and was published in the Noon anthology.

Mandy’s poems for Time and Time, Solstice Shorts Festival 2019 will be performed at Greenwich, Maryport, Peterhead (Frocks of Passage) and Clydebank, Greenwich, Lisbon (Half a Dozen Oranges) and published in the Time and Tide anthology.