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These Islands, We Sing
Reprinting September 2019

Forthcoming Publications, Poetry
Publication Date
05 September 2019
Available for Sale
Birlinn Ltd

These Islands, We Sing

An Anthology of Scottish Islands Poetry
by Kevin MacNeil - Find out more about the author

'A book as gift to the world … vivid and alert with love, language, landscape, identity and belonging’ – Magma

‘Rich and diverse anthology of old and new voices from the margins of the nation … themes of love, space and place run throughout’ – The Shetland Times

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.

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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