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Moder Dy

Polygon New Poets

by Roseanne Watt

£10.99

254 in stock

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ISBN: 9781846974878
Published: 23 May 2019
Format: Paperback
Extent: 64
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Polygon , Polygon
Categories:
Poetry
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About the Book

Winner of an Eric Gregory Award, 2020 

Winner of a Somerset Maugham Award, 2020

‘The old Shetland fishermen still speak with something like reverence of the forgotten art of steering by the moder dy (mother wave), the name given to an underswell which it is said always travels in the direction of home’

Written in English, interspersed with Shetlandic dialect throughout, this eagerly awaited debut collection from Shetland poet Roseanne Watt contains profound, assured and wilfully spare poems that are built from the sight, sound and heartbeat of the land as much as from the sea. In rigorously controlled, concise, and vivid language Watt offers glimpses of the landscape alongside which we find the most complex and mysterious of human experiences.


The Author

Roseanne Watt

Roseanne Watt is a poet, filmmaker and musician from Shetland. She is currently poetry editor for The Island Review and was the winner of the 2015 Outspoken Poetry Prize (Poetry in Film) and runner up in the 2018 Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. In 2018, her debut collection, Moder Dy, won the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award; Moder Dy was also shortlisted for the 2019 Saltire Society Poetry Book of the Year Award. She lives and works between Edinburgh and Shetland.

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