Allan Cameron's second volume of poetry is more varied in style and content, but continues with some narrative poetry in the mix and to dispense almost entirely with the "self-as-subject" as Seumas Heaney defined poetry since the Romantics.
A poem does not have to be famous to be cherished. The best-known poems of Robert Burns have been loved by countless people over the years, but there are other poems that may be largely unknown that will mean a great deal to the few who are familiar with them. This anthology is a personal curation and not just a simple collection of poems.
This new collection of work from Tessa Ransford is marked out by an authentic and unique voice, honed through a lifetime of dedication to her art. The cover photograph shows the author in 1981 when she founded the School of Poets in Edinburgh.
Beginning in the 1920s, the Scottish Renaissance saw Scottish writers increasingly engaged with social and political issues. Hugh MacDiarmid, his contemporaries, and the company of poets he inspired make up the first and second waves of the Renaissance. A Kist o Skinklan Things contains a selection of the best work from this extraordinary period.
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