Be the First to Like This

New Scottish Poetry

Throw a stone in Edinburgh or Glasgow today and you'll hit a poet. The Scottish spoken word scene has exploded, reaching a level of popularity last seen in the late 1970s, another era, coincidentally, when the issue of Scottish self-determination was
Date Published :
May 2015
Editor :
Colin Waters
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781908251350
Pages : 196
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Overview
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Throw a stone in Edinburgh or Glasgow today and you'll hit a poet. The Scottish spoken word scene has exploded, reaching a level of popularity last seen in the late 1970s, another era, coincidentally, when the issue of Scottish self-determination was in the air. A generation of poets has emerged who have grown up in an age of change, political and technological, with the internet providing them not only with new ways of sharing writing - through their websites, podcasts, Twitter - but also in some cases with a subject too. It's a scene where you are just as liable to encounter ancient gods as you are video game characters. This book is a survey, a yearbook, a celebration, and a promise of things to come. "An eclectic collection of the zany and wonderful, Be the First to Like This explores the diverse array of modern-day Scottish poetry."--World Literature Today

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