Transparencies

Meg Bateman

Meg Bateman vividly evokes the landscape of Scotland, particularly the brooding presences of the Scottish islands and Sutherland, and touches on personal love and loss in this intimate and celebratory collection.
Date Published :
July 2013
Publisher :
Birlinn
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781846972591
Pages : 108
Dimensions : 7.8 X 5.1 inches
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Overview
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Meg Bateman vividly evokes the landscape of Scotland, particularly the brooding presences of the Scottish islands and Sutherland, and touches on personal love and loss in this intimate and celebratory collection.

About The Author
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Meg Bateman was born in Edinburgh and studied Gaelic at Aberdeen University. She is well-known as a poet in her own right. She currently lives on Skye and teaches at Sabhal Mor Ostaig. Wilson McLeod teaches at Edinburgh University.

REVIEWS
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The end result of this beautifully constructed and paced collection is a universal evocation of commonalities fused by human consideration ... The title Transparencies hints at ephemeral moments caught. The poet suggests she aspires to a "palimpsest" of emotions recalled and now renewed upon the page. She succeeds

- The Herald

Meg Bateman's embrace of Gaelic has awakened her poetry to a noble passionate candour rare in today's over-ironical English

- Les Murray

Transparencies is a strong collection showing a highly skilled poet on top of her craft, using language and imagery in a sensitive but candid way, and speaking with a very individual voice

- Brian McCabe

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