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Chuckies fir the Cairn: Poems in Scots and Gaelic by Contemporary Dumfries and Galloway Poets
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Chuckies fir the Cairn: Poems in Scots and Gaelic by Contemporary Dumfries and Galloway Poets (Paperback)

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Scotland has built great literature out of its richly textured language. Like the stones bound together in a wall, the poets linkied here by location and shared language embody the beauty of their country and the passion 'pulsin through its heirt'. These Dumfries and Galloway poets, free in their own inimitable styles and approaches, are bound together by the unique culture of Scotland. Their poems help to raise the wall of that culture in the modern world.

Fiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry anthologies by various poets Publisher: Luath Press Ltd Publication Date: 01/01/2009 ISBN-13: 9781906817053  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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RAB WILSON was born in New Cumnock, Ayrshire, in 1960. After an engineering apprenticeship with the National Coal Board heleft the pits following the miners' strike of 1984-5 to become a psychiatric nurse. As a Scots poet, his work has appeared in The Herald as well as Chapman, Lallans and Markings magazines. Rab has performed his work at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the StAnza poetry festival at St Andrews, the 'Burns an a' That' Festival at Ayr, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the Wickerman Festival, and many other gatherings large and small. He was 'Bard of the Festival' at Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town. Additionally, Rab is a previous winner of the McCash Poetry Prize and for the past three years has been the 'Robert Burns Writing Fellow In Reading Scots' for Dumfries and Galloway Arts Association. Currently a member of the Scots Language Resource Centre's national council, Rab also sat recently on the Ministerial Advisory Group on Scots Language at the Holyrood Parliament. He is a 'weel-kent' advocate for Scots writing. He now lives in New Cumnock with his wife Margaret and daughter Rachel.

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