Pushing Out the Boat is delighted to see that Maxine Rose Munro’s poem ‘Please’, first published in Pushing Out the Boat Issue 15, has a new lease of life. Maxine submitted it as a creative response to #LibrariesAreEssential, a campaign run by the Chartered Institute of Librarians and Information Professionals (CILIPS).
The campaign aims to remind politicians in the run-up to the Holyrood election in May of the importance of libraries, ‘essential to Scotland’s brighter future’, a sentiment Pushing Out the Boat endorses.
Maxine says of libraries, ‘You taste potential/and it is sweet and heady and endless’. What better summary of a good library could there be?
Coincidentally, Maxine also has a poem in our new magazine, Issue 16, due out in April. Keep an eye out for news of our online launch.