Scotia Nova

Poems for the Early Days of a Better Nation

Edited by Tessa Ransford , Alistair Findlay

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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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ALISTAIR FINDLAY has had a diverse career, from West Lothian journalist to clay miner to social worker. He has published three previous collections of poetry, including The Love Songs of John Knox (2006) and Dancing with Big Eunice. He retired from social work in February 2009 and lives in Bathgate.

TESSA RANSFORD was born in India, educated in Scotland and has lived all her adult life in Scotland. Tessa founded the Scottish Poetry Library in 1984 and was director there until 1999. Tessa was also founder of the School of Poets poetry workshop (1981-99) and editor of Lines Review poetry magazine. 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 20 May 2015
ISBN 9781910021729
Number of Pages 128

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