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A Song among the Stones
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ISBN:
9781846972126
Categories
Poetry
Imprint
Polygon
Publication Date
07 June 2012
Format
Paperback
Status
Available for Sale
Publisher
Birlinn Limited
Extent
72

A Song among the Stones

by Kenneth Steven - Find out more about the author

In the sixth century, Celtic Christian monks are thought to have made dangerous and difficult journeys from the west coast of Scotland to seek solitude in Iceland. This evocative, pared-down sequence of poems – the imaginary fragments of a lost manuscript – tells their remarkable, littleknown story of faith, courage and determination. A Song among the Stones was first commissioned by BBC Radio 3’s The Verb.

Kenneth Steven was born in Glasgow in 1968 and spent his schooldays in Perthshire. He has studied in Norway and translates from both Norwegian and Sami. A widely published poet, novelist and children’s author, his most recently published collections of poems include Evensong, Iona and Wild Horses. His translation of Lars Saaybe Christensen’s Half Brother was a finalist for the 2004 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. He travels widely to give readings and writing workshops for both adults and youngsters. He lives in Dunkeld with his family.






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