Not Just Moonshine

New and Selected Poems

By Tessa Ransford

Format: Paperback

"Not Just Moonshine: New and Selected Poems" has been compiled to celebrate Tessa Ransford's seventieth birthday. This book chooses poems from each of the last four decades.

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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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Tessa Ransford was born in India, educated in Scotland and has lived all her adult life in Scotland apart from eight years working in Pakistan in the 1960s. She has published fifteen books of poetry since the mid-70s and has been translated and published in Germany, Austria, France, Denmark and Japan. Tessa founded the Scottish Poetry Library in 1984 and was director there until its establishment in new premises in 1999. She has an honorary degree for services to Scottish literature from the University of Paisley and in 2000 she was awarded an OBE for her services to the SPL. Tessa was also founder/organiser of the School of Poets poetry workshop (1981-99) and editor of Lines Review poetry magazine for ten years. Founder of Scottish pamphlet poetry and active in Scottish PEN, she is also now the Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at Queen Margaret University.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Luath Press Ltd
Publication Date 1 Sep 2008
ISBN 9781906307776
Number of Pages 224

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