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100 Favourite Scottish Love Poems By Stewart Conn

100 Favourite Scottish Love Poems by Stewart Conn

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A vibrant selection of the best Scottish love poems spanning centuries of affection and desire.

100 Favourite Scottish Love Poems Summary

100 Favourite Scottish Love Poems by Stewart Conn

This work features a vibrant selection of the best Scottish love poems, with each poet limited to one poem excepting Burns himself, that spans centuries and feelings of affection and desire. These poems explore many different kinds of love: sexual, passionate, romantic, parental.

In 100 Favourite Scottish Love Poems traditional Scottish verse mixes with great literature as Bonny Barbara Allan and Jock o' Hazeldean rub shoulders with Byron and Hogg. Modern Scottish writing from some of the most inspiring poets of our time, MacCaig, MacDiarmid, Morgan and Carol Ann Duffy, contrasts with Gaelic poetry by Sorley MacLean, Derick Thomson and Meg Bateman.

Poems of first love, yearning for love, love in absence and epernal love are not grouped thematically, as in so many other anthologies, but seamlessly so that contrasting poems can strike sparks off one another, across the page - often with wit and jollity - to demonstrate that we experience love in individual and inspiring ways.

100 Favourite Scottish Love Poems Reviews

Featuring poems of first love, yearning for love, love in absence and eternal love, this vibrant selection spans the centuries from traditional verse to contemporary poetry in Gaelic, Scots and English. THE SCOTS MAGAZINE

Conn's achievement is to have created a feelgood anthology in which doubt, loss, jealousy and impermanence are all given their due...
Like the best dark chocolate, the contents of this slim volume linger ambiguously on the palate.
THE SUNDAY TIMES

About Stewart Conn

Stewart Conn was born in Glasgow, grew up in Aryshire and for many years has lived in Edinburgh shere, until 1992 he was based as the head of BBC Scotland's radio drama department. In 2002 he was appointed the capital's first makar, or poet laureate. His poetry has been widely anthologised and translated. He has received awards from, amonc others, the Scottish Arts Council, the Society of Authors and the Poetry Book Society. Besides regularly appearing at the Edinburgh International Book Festival he has participated in poetry festivals from Aberdeen to Zagreb. His latest poetry collections are 'Ghosts at Cockcrow', Bloodaxe Books (ISBN 1852246863) and 'The Loving-Cup', Mariscat Press (ISBN 0946588430).

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GOR002823402
9781906307660
1906307660
100 Favourite Scottish Love Poems by Stewart Conn
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Luath Press Ltd
20081101
192
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