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The Midnight Letterbox: Selected Letters
- Paperback - Carcanet
Edwin Morgan (1920-2010) was Scotland's first Makar (national poet), as well as an internationally renowned and widely anthologised poet, translator and critic. This selection includes candid and revealing letters to fellow writers, editors, lovers and other contemporaries.
The World's Wife
- Paperback - Picador
In Carol Ann Duffy's latest collection of poems, the stories of famous men - Midas, Darwin, Quasimodo, Pontious Pilate, King Kong - are presented from the perspective of the lesser-known wife.
The Book Of Days
- Paperback - Red Squirrel
Haibun is often a narrative of a journey, real or allegorical, and in this collection Colin Will writes of his travels, experiences, ideas and philosophy through the medium of haibun.
How They Fell
- Paperback - CavanKerry
Through tender emotions and horrific events, this book's ironic point of view leads readers to re-imagine both historical and mythological events.
- Paperback - Bloodaxe Books
Born in Scotland, Katrina Porteous grew up in North-East England. These poems explore the ambiguities of borderlands, from the Roman Wall to the present-day Anglo-Scottish Border, and the 'debatable lands' between tradition and modernity, real and ideal, country and town, 'nature' and 'culture'.
Eight Seasons: Poems And Translations
- Paperback - Meltemi
The 'Eight Seasons' refer to the changes of the year in two locations, Scotland and Greece. This collection includes modernist poems, haiku, humorous senryu and translations from the Greek, among which are ten new versions of poems by the Alexandrian poet C.P. Cavafy. The illustrations are by artists based in north-east Scotland.
Poems, Chiefly In The Scottish Dialect
- Paperback - Luath Press
This was the first collection of poetry produced by Robert Burns. Published in Kilmarnock in July 1786 it has become known as 'The Kilmarnock Edition'. The contents include 44 of Burns' best known poems including 'To a Louse', 'The Cotter's Saturday Night', 'To a Mouse', 'The Twa Dogs' and 'To a Mountain Daisy'.
Crimsoning The Eagle's Claw: The Viking Poems Of Ro̜gnvaldr Kali Kolsson, Earl Of Orkney
- Paperback - Arc Publications
A genuinely unique European treasure, this volume bristles with all 33 of Rognvaldr's verses from the Orkneyinga Saga. While full of highly stylised, often grotesque images, the poems convey the skill, vigour and daring of the original.
The Christmas Truce
- Hardback - Picador
Following in the tradition of 'Mrs Scrooge' and 'Another Night Before Christmas', Carol Ann Duffy offers us another charming and original festive poem.
Not All Honey
- Paperback - Bloodaxe Books
Two words, 'hope' and 'doubt', dominate 'Not All Honey', the seventh full collection by Roddy Lumsden. These awkward cousins appear repeatedly as the poet 'fathoms the ingredient for happy' despite a tendency for the 'terrific melancholy' which named his last book.