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Poetry by individual poets

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  • Paperback | Pub: 21 Sep 2011
    £9.99

    During her career Liz Lochhead has been described variously as a poet, feminist playwright, translator and broadcaster but has said that ‘when somebody asks me what I do I usually say writer. The most precious thing to me is to be a poet. If I...

  • Paperback | Pub: 22 May 2008
    £12.99

    Kenneth Buthlay’s edition of the long poem “A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle” is widely considered to be the best edition of all and provides extensive commentary and notes, taking the reader through MacDiarmid’s complex and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Jun 2012
    £9.99

    In the sixth century, Celtic Christian monks are thought to have made dangerous and difficult journeys from the west coast of Scotland to seek solitude in Iceland. This evocative, pared-down sequence of poems – the imaginary fragments of a...

  • Hardback | Pub: 24 Oct 2011
    £25.00

    This Collected Works of Sorley MacLean brings together published poetry from MacLean’s own edited volumes of poetry, poetry previously published in various magazines, literary journals and anthologies, and poetry which has never been published...

  • Hardback | Pub: 05 Jun 2014
    £12.99

    Tom Pow’s beautiful, powerful poems examine the remarkable life of Thomas Watling. Watling was born in Dumfries in September 1762 and raised by a long-suffering maiden aunt. Convicted of forging Bank of Scotland one-guinea notes he was...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Jul 2011
    £9.99

    The poems of this bilingual collection by award-winning poet Angus Peter Campbell examine the decay and fragmentation of Gaelic language and identity in the modern age, exploring the ways in which language and identity intersect with the historical...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 May 2021
    £8.99

    This humourous, accessible collection explores a diverse range of themes: death, infidelity, politics, homesickness, racism, humanity as well as every day life. The topics, found within the lines of this book, are portrayed with such humour and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
    £8.99

    Bale Fire is a book in three cycles. The first explores the darker side of communities in decline. The middle is a transposition of elements and characters of the Odyssey to a Scottish hill farm and its neighbours. The final part looks at the idea...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Jul 2018
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    ‘Two Men at Once’ is one of Norman MacCaig best known poems. He was indeed two men at once: Edinburgh, the city where he was born and lived as a teacher and poet, was his home, but no other place shaped his poetry more than Assynt in...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
    £8.99

    Almost eighteen years in the making, this collection is a love poem to a rural community in Scotland. The freshness of its language brings the daily grind, its joys and harsh realities, to vivid life; its final elegies form a moving testament to a...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Apr 2008
    £9.99

    MacLean’s finest work is to be found in the sequence of themed poems, “Dain Do Eimhir agus Dain Eile”/ “Poems to Eimhir” and “Other Poems” (1943). Written mostly during the 1930s, the sequence consists of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Jun 2003
    £9.99

    Liz Lochhead has built an impressive reputation as poet, playwright and performer attracting a large and admiring public. Dreaming Frankenstein and Collected Poems stands as a monument to her early work: four collections Memo for Spring (1972),...

  • Paperback | Pub: 13 Feb 2013
    £8.99

    Andrew Greig recounts in poetic sequence the tale of his open dinghy voyage from Stromness in Scapa Flow and an overnight stay on Cava (an island formerly inhabited for over twenty years by two unusual women) in poetic sequence. In sailing small...

  • Hardback | Pub: 24 May 2016
    £12.99

    This stunning new collection features never before published work along with poems written during her time as Scots Makar, and marks the end of her term as Scotland’s Poet Laureate (2011-2016). Whether commissioned works, such as...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Apr 2011
    £12.99

    Alongside the mountain poems from Men on Ice, Order of the Day and Western Swing will be brand new material, facsimiles of previously unpublished material – including his first poem, written in 1972 – and illustrations and material from...

  • Hardback | Pub: 07 Nov 2019
    £20.00

    Hailed by some as the most important Scottish poet since Burns, Hamish Henderson lived an epic life against the backdrop of some of the defining social, political and cultural battles – both national and international – of the twentieth century....

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Mar 2020
    £14.99

    Hailed by some as the most important Scottish poet since Burns, Hamish Henderson lived an epic life against the backdrop of some of the defining social, political and cultural battles – both national and international – of the twentieth century....

  • Paperback | Pub: 26 Jul 2010
    £9.99

    This remarkable collection explores the complex ways in which people and things are held – both metaphorically and physically – in the world. Through motifs of vessels and containers, Elizabeth Burns’ exquisite and energetic poetry...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Aug 2007
    £9.99

    “Hymn to a Young Demon” is a heady burst of fresh air, with poems in both Gaelic and the poet’s own English versions. It is a book which falls eloquently in two parts – ‘the gift of anger’ and ‘the other...

  • Paperback | Pub: 19 Jun 2009
    £12.99

    Since the publication of his first collection, “Rough Seas”, in 1987, Tom Pow has been recognised as one of Scotland’s foremost contemporary poets; lyrical, celebratory and sensitive to the world around him. “In The Becoming,...