Other Worlds; Anthology of Scottish Island Poems,An (May22)

Other Worlds; Anthology of Scottish Island Poems, An

  • Stock No
  • 59361
  • 9781846975417
  • Author
  • Stewart Conn
  • Format
  • PB
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In Other Worlds, editor Stewart Conn has sought poems to set the readers’ heart racing, through a sharpening of memory or in opening new vistas and evoking new worlds and states of mind, from Barra and Eriskay to Luing, Mingulay and the Isle of May; Inchcape and the Torren rocks to Taransay and Tiree. In this anthology rich depictions of island flora and fauna sit alongside sightings of croft dwellers and ferry-lowpers. Expressions of affection and accounts of imprisonment and bereavement sit cheek-by-jowl with evocations of drowned sailors, corporeal and ghostly. Praise poems alternate with diary entries and holiday postcards. Others cover stretches of water: Corrievrecken, say, or the Minch. And while there is a recurring sense of island heritage, and of belonging, the poet's feet need not be actively on island soil or on the deck of a fishing-boat.
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