Life Sentence

More Poems Chiefly in the Scots Language

By Rab Wilson

Format: Paperback

"Life Sentence" follows on from Rab Wilson's ground-breaking collection of poems "Accent of the Mind". This impressive new collection is written in traditional south-west Scots, in standard English and, in Burns tradition, often a combination of the two.

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Luath Press Ltd

Luath Press takes its name from Robert Burns, whose little collie Luath (Gael., swift or nimble) tripped up Jean Armour at a wedding and gave him the chance to speak to the woman who was to be his wife and the abiding love of his life. Burns called one of ' The Twa Dogs' Luath after Cuchullin's hunting dog in Ossian's Fingal. Luath Press was established in 1981 in the heart of Burns country, and is now based a few steps up the road from Burns' first lodgings on Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

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Rab Wilson was born in New Cumnock, Aryrshire, in 1960 and worked in the Ayrshire pits until the Miners' Strike of 1984. He then left the mining industry to train as a psychiatric nurse in 1986. A Scots poet, Rab writes predominantly in Lallans, and his poetry has appeared in some of Scotland's leading poetry magazines, and regularly in The Herald newspaper's daily poetry column. He has performed his work to varied audiences throughout Scotland and has appeared at the Edinburgh Festival, the Robert Burns International Festival, and was recently Festival Bard at the Wigtown Book Festival. Rab has twice been a prize winner of the McCash Poetry Prize, is currently a member of the Scots Language Society's National Committee and the Robert Burns Writing Fellow for Dumfries and Galloway Arts Association. He currently lives in New Cumnock.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Luath Press Ltd
Publication Date 1 May 2009
ISBN 9781906307899
Number of Pages 128

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