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These Islands, We Sing

by Kevin MacNeil

These Islands, We Sing Synopsis

Many of Scotland's most important poets grew up or chose to live on Scottish islands. This anthology pays tribute to the islands' creative output by bringing together a huge array of poetic talent, from the internationally-renowned - Sorley Maclean, Iain Crichton Smith, George Mackay Brown, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Hugh MacDairmid - to those fantastic poets deserving of more attention - Jim Mainland, Aonghas MacNeacail, Meg Bateman, Alex Cluness, Jen Hadfield, and many more - in one wonderful collection. With poems exploring the themes of love, language, landscape, identity and belonging, These Islands, We Sing is a significant and heartfelt celebration of poetry and place.

These Islands, We Sing Press Reviews

'A book as gift to the world' * Magma * 'This is an admirable and largely successful anthology compiled by MacNeil, with a consistency of purpose and design throughout... These Islands We Sing is an important and timely contribution to both the literature of Scotland and the literature of the sea and the land' * Nautilus Journal * 'Excellent' * Press & Journal *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781846972119
Publication date: 31st May 2021
Author: Kevin MacNeil
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited an imprint of Birlinn General
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 288 pages
Categories: Poetry anthologies (various poets),

About Kevin MacNeil

Kevin MacNeil is an award-winning writer from the Outer Hebrides. He is a novelist, poet, editor and screenwriter, and currently teaches creative writing at the University of Stirling. He is the author of The Brilliant and Forever (Polygon, 2016).

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