Norman Bissell writes poetry, essays and reviews and he is also an experienced teacher, lecturer and performer. His poems have been published in newspapers, magazines, New Writing Scotland and the anthology These Islands, We Sing. His poetry collection Slate, Sea and Sky, A Journey from Glasgow to the Isle of Luing, with photographs by Oscar Marzaroli, was reprinted in paperback by Luath Press in 2015. He has collaborated with leading traditional musicians and other artists in public performances and is director of the trans-disciplinary Scottish Centre for Geopoetics. He was awarded a Creative Scotland artist’s bursary in 2014 to write a novel based on George Orwell’s last years.