This Friday’s launch party for issue three of 404 Ink’s literary magazine – POWER – is also a bit of a coming out party for Helen McClory as a member of the 404 Ink stable.
Saltire Society First Book Of The Year-winner Helen’s The Goldblum Variations is already to order as part of 404 Ink’s zine series with a limited run, and said award-winning collection On The Edges of Vision and her new collection Mayhem and Death are forthcoming in 2018.
We found out more, in a roundabout sort of way, as we discussed “Power” with Helen…
‽: Knowledge is power. But if you could have any superpower, what would it be?
HM: With great power comes great responsibility and I don’t want that kind of responsibility. That said, I could do with some more luck (is luck a superpower?)
‽: We love a launch. Can you remember what it was that launched you on your literary adventures?
HM: Books books books
‽: That’s fair! Now, it’s the festive season. What, other than a copy of 404 Ink’s Power, would make a good gift for a loved one?
HM: A room full of puppies (visiting for the day).
‽: There are loads of great songs with the word Power in the title. Do you have a favourite that powers you up? Or failing that, a power ballad that’s a guilty pleasure?
HM: Frankie Goes to Hollywood – The Power of Love – AYAYAYAYAAH
FEELS LIKE FIYAH. Dingdingdingding – we have a correct answer!
‽: People are telling us how much they’re looking forward to the launch of Power. Without giving too much away, can you tell us a little bit about what you’ll be sharing with us?
HM: It’s no secret to say – it’s gold(blum).
You like Jeff Godblum. We like Jeff Goldblum. Helen McClory likes Jeff Godlblum. So join us all at the launch party for 404 INK’s Issue 3: POWER this Friday, 8 December from 7pm at Summerhall for all the Goldbluminess! (© 404 Ink 2017)