These Islands, We Sing

An Anthology of Scottish Islands Poetry

Edited by Kevin MacNeil

Format: Multiple Formats

These Islands, We Sing is a celebration of poetry to come out of the Scottish islands. This collections brings together world-renowned talent alongside man fantastic poets who deserve more attention. This collection includes work by Sorley Maclean, Ian Crichton Smith, George Mackay Brown, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Hugh McDairmid, and many more

Availability: Out of stock

Product Name Price

RRP: £9.99

Price: £9.99

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.

Product Description


Many of Scotland's most important poets grew up or chose to live on Scottish islands. This anthology pays tribute to the islands' creative output by bringing together a huge array of poetic talent, from the internationally-renowned - Sorley Maclean, Iain Crichton Smith, George Mackay Brown, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Hugh MacDairmid - to those fantastic poets deserving of more attention - Jim Mainland, Aonghas MacNeacail, Meg Bateman, Alex Cluness, Jen Hadfield, and many more - in one wonderful collection. With poems exploring the themes of love, language, landscape, identity and belonging, These Islands, We Sing is a significant and heartfelt celebration of poetry and place.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Format Multiple Formats
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 4 Jul 2011
SKU 9781846971969-grouped
Number of Pages 256

Customer Reviews

Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register

Press Reviews

'Excellent' - Press & Journal, 'A book as gift to the world' - Magma; 'This is an admirable and largely successful anthology compiled by MacNeil, with a consistency of purpose and design throughout... These Islands We Sing is an important and timely contribution to both the literature of Scotland and the literature of the sea and the land' - Nautilus Journal

You may also like