The Year of Scotland

The Year of Scotland

Published on Thursday 7 August 2014

Last year, we published Ten Poems from Wales and this year, it has been the turn of Scotland. It is something of a momentous year in Scotland, one way and another, which has meant that there has been quite a focus on its history (and its future).

We invited Don Paterson, Professor of Poetry at the University of St Andrews, to be our editor for Ten Poems from Scotland and we love the poems he has chosen. It’s also really interesting to read in his Introduction the reasoning behind his choices. The poems make for a truly gripping read. Here in the office we have been arguing over which are our favourites.

It’s a good sign, we reckon, that there is almost total disagreement about this. It reminds us, if we needed reminding, that different poets chime with different readers. And before anyone asks – yes, we’ll let you know when plans for Ten Poems from Ireland start materialising. Have a great summer!

  • The Year of Scotland

    The Year of Scotland

    Published on Thursday 7 August 2014

    Last year, we published Ten Poems from Wales and this year, it has been the turn of Scotland. It is something of a momentous year in Scotland, one way and another, which has meant that there has been quite a focus on its history (and its future). We invited Don Paterson, Professor of Poetry at […]

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