These Islands, We Sing

An Anthology of Scottish Islands Poetry

Date Published :
May 2020
Publisher :
Editor :
Kevin MacNeil
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781846972119
Pages : 288
Dimensions : 7.8 X 5.1 inches
Stock Status : Out of stock


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.

About The Author

Kevin MacNeil is an award-winning writer from the Outer Hebrides now living in London. He is a novelist, poet, editor and screenwriter. The Brilliant & Forever is his third novel.


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


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