Polygon publishes literary fiction and poetry, both classic and modern, by writers as highly acclaimed as Liz Lochhead, Agnes Owens, Norman MacCaig, Robin Jenkins, George Mackay Brown, Denzil Meyrick and the author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, Alexander McCall Smith. High profile music journalists Stuart Cosgrove, Tom Doyle, Vic Galloway and Zoë Howe all publish non-fiction with Polygon.
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.
A follow up to the immensely popular #UntitledOne and #UntitledTwo. This year's anthology gives us more of the promising and established names in British poetry who have all shared the Neu! Reekie! bill. Many of the works are new, many are favourites read at the events; all are savoured, sublime, sumptuous voices within poetry already.
A dystopian masterpiece, 1984 is the powerful and prophetic novel that defined the twentieth century. This edition has a new, specially commissioned introduction by Alex Massie which recognises the importance that Barnhill, Orwell's home on the Island of Jura, had on the writing of this classic.
The drunk man lies on a moonlit hillside looking at a thistle, jaggy and beautiful, which epitomises Scotland's divided self. The man reflects on the fate of the nation, the human condition in general and his own personal fears. This book contains commentary and notes, and takes the reader through the author's complex and opaque use of language.
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