Parallel Worlds

Poems from Shetland

By Christine De Luca

Format: Paperback

Written in the beautiful Scots of the Shetland Islands these are poems with a sense of place, sympathy, commitment to language and the urge to celebrate life itself.

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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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Christine De Luca was born and brought up in Shetland, spending her formative years in Waas (Walls) on the west side of the mainland. She now lives in the Edinburgh area. In 1996 she won the Shetland Literary Prize with her first poetry collection Voes & Sounds and again in 1999, Wast Wi Da Valkyries. A third collection, Plain Song, was launched in Shetland and Edinburgh in 2002. It is accompanied by a CD of the poems, read by the author. Her poems have been translated into Italian, Swedish, Polish, Danish, Welsh and English. She has read at over 130 events including Book and Poetry Festivals in: Edinburgh, St Andrews, Inverness, Wigtown, Shetland and in Helsinki.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Luath Press Ltd
Publication Date 1 Oct 2005
ISBN 9781905222131
Number of Pages 128

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