Those seeking memorable words for their ceremonies of marriage or commitment, or simply want to take delight in an anthology of love poems, will find in this collection old favourites and brand new poems, in English, Scots and Gaelic, all ...
Author: Lizzie MacGregor
Those seeking memorable words for their ceremonies of marriage or commitment, or simply want to take delight in an anthology of love poems, will find in this collection old favourites and brand new poems, in English, Scots and Gaelic, all with a Scottish flavour.
This collection of new essays offers the first sustained comparison of modern Irish and Scottish poetry, featuring close readings of texts within broad historical and political contextualisation.
Author: Peter Mackay
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The comparative study of the literatures of Ireland and Scotland has emerged as a distinct and buoyant field in recent years. This collection of new essays offers the first sustained comparison of modern Irish and Scottish poetry, featuring close readings of texts within broad historical and political contextualisation. Playing on influences, crossovers, connections, disconnections and differences, the 'affinities' and 'opposites' traced in this book cross both Irish and Scottish poetry in many directions. Contributors include major scholars of the new 'archipelagic' approach, as well as leading Irish and Scottish poets providing important insights into current creative practice. Poets discussed include W. B. Yeats, Hugh MacDiarmid, Sorley MacLean, Louis MacNeice, Edwin Morgan, Douglas Dunn, Seamus Heaney, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Michael Longley, Medbh McGuckian, Nuala ni Dhomhnaill, Don Paterson and Kathleen Jamie. This book is a major contribution to our understanding of poetry from these islands in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Spanning from the Middle Ages to the present day, an anthology of Scottish poetry includes works in three languages--English, Scots, and Gaelic--by such notables as Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, Hugh MacDiarmid, ...
Author: Gerard Carruthers
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Spanning from the Middle Ages to the present day, an anthology of Scottish poetry includes works in three languages--English, Scots, and Gaelic--by such notables as Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, Hugh MacDiarmid, Muriel Spark, and other lesser known authors, all organized by theme.
GBS_insertPreviewButtonPopup('ISBN:9780748616008); Although Scottish poetry gained an increasingly high profile towards the end of the twentieth century, this groundbreaking work is the first book length study of the field.
Author: Christopher Whyte
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Although Scottish poetry gained an increasingly high profile towards the end of the twentieth century, this groundbreaking work is the first book length study of the field. Christopher Whyte takes significant collections by 20 poets writing in English, Scots and Gaelic as the starting point for an examination of their whole career and of the connections between them. Poets featured include Sorley MacLean, Edwin Muir, George Campbell Hay, Sydney Goodsir Smith, Edwin Morgan, Tom Leonard, W.S. Graham, Iain Crichton Smith, Liz Lochhead, Douglas Dunn, Kathleen Jamie, Carol Ann Duffy and Aonghas MacNeacail.Whyte argues that concerns with nationalism and national identity have so far shaped our reading of Scottish poetry and that the time has come to set these aside in favour of new approaches where Scottishness will no longer be a dominant concern. His sobering yet balanced reappraisal of the failures and achievements of the interwar period offers a sound basis for the discussion of more contemporary work which follows.Modern Scottish Poetry is a refreshing and stimulating reassessment of the cultural scene as the new century gets under way. Innovative, challenging and frequently controversial, the readings demonstrate a consistent theoretical sophistication and highlight the richness and variety of work produced across six decades.Features* In depth coverage of each of 20 poets: women poets and gay material included providing lively material for discussion and debate* Sums up the critical tradition so far and suggests how it needs to change* Ideas put forward are rooted in close reading of specific poems* Basic bibliographical information (main edition, secondary literature) for each author plus an invitation to further exploration and research
This book helps us think about and celebrate family moments and family members. The contents ranges from Robert Burns to Liz Lochhead, from happy babies to the death of a father.
Author: Hamish Whyte
Family is the one thing we all know about - whether family gives you strength, or breaks your heart, whether your idea of family stays steadfast through generations, or whether your family is a million miles away from kids or rosy-cheeked grannies. This book helps us think about and celebrate family moments and family members. The contents ranges from Robert Burns to Liz Lochhead, from happy babies to the death of a father. It is the fourth in the series of anthologies which provide words for important occasions ("Handfast", "Handsel" and "Lament", also published by Polygon and the Scottish Poetry Library).
Loch Leven, the classic loch of Scotland, contains among its storied associations
the memories of two conspicuous poets. ... The book contained only seventeen
pieces, and in a preface by the anonymous editor it was stated that “to make up a
The Quair is copied mainly by the book's first scribe, who breaks off abruptly on
folio 209v, line 14, towards the end of the text, and then reappears to copy, only
casually this time, some short Scottish poems on folio 229. The second scribe
Author: Joanna Martin
Category: Literary Criticism
Looking at late medieval Scottish poetic narratives which incorporate exploration of the amorousness of kings, this study places these poems in the context of Scotland's repeated experience of minority kings and a consequent instability in governance. The focus of this study is the presence of amatory discourses in poetry of a political or advisory nature, written in Scotland between the early fifteenth and the mid-sixteenth century. Joanna Martin offers new readings of the works of major figures in the Scottish literature of the period, including Robert Henryson, William Dunbar, and Sir David Lyndsay. At the same time, she provides new perspectives on anonymous texts, among them The Thre Prestis of Peblis and King Hart, and on the works of less well known writers such as John Bellenden and William Stewart, which are crucial to our understanding of the literary culture north of the Border during the period under discussion.
This lively anthology is full of brand new poems with a distinctive Scottish flavour that will delight and inspire young readers. Each poem is accompanied by a bite-size biography of the poet.
Author: Julie Johnstone
Category: Children's poetry, Scottish
What is the thing that matters most? Is it a sly kiss? An abandoned flip flop? A pebble? A rainbow in a puddle? The wolf in the park? A dreaming house? Saying sorry? Asking why? Is it in the water, in the sky, in the wild, in the country, in Scotland, in the family - or is it in your head? The Thing that Mattered Most is a lively anthology full of poems with a distinctive Scottish flavour that will delight and inspire young readers. It is the only collection of poems for children available by contemporary Scottish poets. Almost sixty Scottish poets are represented in the collection, with poems in English, Scots, Gaelic, and Shetlandic. Each poem is accompanied by a bite-size biographical piece by the poet. An outstanding collection featuring new poems by Scotland finest and best-loved poets, it brings together Carol Ann Duffy, Jackie Kay, Edwin Morgan, Liz Lochhead, John Burnside, Matthew Fitt, James Robertson, Kevin MacNeil, Richard Edwards, Julia Donaldson and many more. Many of the poets included have extensive experience of working in Scottish schools and the anthology will prove a useful educational tool in the classroom, providing teachers with a much-needed store of fresh Scottish poems. The volume is backed up with valuable web resources designed by the Scottish Poetry Library's education team to enable teachers to use the poems in class to inspire a love of language and encourage creative writing in class.