Luckenbooth

An Edinburgh Poetry Anthology

By Lizzie MacGregor

Format: Hardback

Features an anthology that includes key poets such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Norman MacCaig, Muriel Spark, Janet Paisley, Stewart Conn, Meg Bateman, Liz Lochhead, Iain Crichton Smith and Hugh MacDiarmid.

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Birlinn Limited

Birlinn publishes mostly non-fiction books, ranging from biography to history, military history and Scottish interest. Their imprints, Polygon Books, Arena Sport Books and John Donald Books, publish a wide variety of genres including culture, literary fiction, poetry and sports.

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Edinburgh is a city that speaks to the heart. Its dust, dirt, beauty, character, crowded closes and staggering views will always captivate and inspire. Poets like Robert Fergusson and later Robert Louis Stevenson loved walking through Edinburgh's seamy underside, as well as its elegant New Town streets. Burns was flattered in New Town drawing rooms. Sir Walter Scott made the city a glamorous backdrop to history. Muriel Spark turned a mercilessly clear gaze on its foibles, and Hugh MacDiarmid called the city 'a mad god's dream'. From the great Scottish renaissance poet William Dunbar, and Burns, Scott and Stevenson, to some of Scotland's newest poetry by Robin Robertson and the city's first Makar, Stewart Conn, this book presents a choice of the finest poems about Edinburgh through the centuries. The selection includes some rare poems by forgotten masters, and includes well-loved writers like Spark, Crichton Smith and Norman MacCaig.

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Format Hardback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 31 Aug 2007
ISBN 9781846970184
Number of Pages 160

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