Christine De Luca
Poet Christine De Luca was born and raised in Waas in Shetland, the daughter of a school headmaster. One of Scotland's leading poets, she writes mostly in the Shetland dialect, as well as in English. As part of the Inta Shetland project she works to translate classic texts in to Shetlandic; her first translation was the Roald Dahl novel George's Marvellous Medicine.
Her first poetry collection Voes & Sounds won the Shetland Literary Prize in 1994; her second collection, Was Wi Da Valkyries, was similarly awarded in 1997. Her most recent collection was Parallel Worlds, published by Luath Press in 2005, and a subsequent bilingual edition Mondes parallèles in 2007.
Mondes parallèles won the Poetry Prize at the 9th Salon International du livre Insulaire. Christine De Luca now lives in Edinburgh.
- Add to BasketThe North End Of Eden - Paperback
This collection of poems by Christine De Luca centres around the wildness and beauty of Shetland, and gives not only the impressions of nature and landscape, but also deep insights into the island's inhabitants.
- Voes & Sounds - 1994
- Wast Wi Da Valkyries - 1997
- Plain Song - 2002
- Parallel Worlds - 2005
- Mondes pparallèles - 2007
- The North End of Eden - 2010
- And Then Forever - 2011