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Intimate Expanses: Xxv Scottish Poems 1978-2002
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Intimate Expanses: Xxv Scottish Poems 1978-2002 (Paperback)

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"Intimate Expanses" is an anthology of twenty-five Scottish poems, one for each year from 1978 to 2002, published by the Scottish Poetry Library in collaboration with Carcanet Press. Containing a comprehensive, insightful introduction by Ken Cockburn, this unique book presents an alternative view of how the past quarter century has unfolded in Scotland. Poems range from the grand and historical to the quiet and the personal, and include sonnets, haiku and gargantuan list-poems, amongst other forms. It features poems by: Iain Bamforth, Meg Bateman, John Burnside, Robert Crawford, Carol Ann Duffy, Douglas Dunn, Gerrie Fellows, Robin Fulton, Andrew Greig, George Campbell Hay, W.N. Herbert, Kathleen Jamie, Tom Leonard, Liz Lochhead, Norman MacCaig, Aonghas Macneacail, Kevin MacNeil, Edwin Morgan, Don Paterson, Richard Price, Sean Rafferty, Alastair Reid, Iain Crichton Smith, Alan Spence and Gael Turnbull.

Fiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry anthologies by various poets Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd Publication Date: 25/11/2004 ISBN-13: 9781857547955  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Ken Cockburn is Assistant Director at the Scottish Poetry Library, where he has worked since 1996. For the SPL he edited, with Alec Finlay, the audio-CD The Jewel Box: Contemporary Scottish Poems. He was also project director for pocketbooks, for whom he edited The Order of Things: Scottish Sound, Pattern and Concrete Poems. His own poems are published in Souvenirs and Homelands and several anthologies. He lives in Edinburgh. New Zealand-born Robyn Marsack has been Director of the Scottish Poetry Library since 2000. After moving to Scotland in 1987, she worked as a freelance editor, critic and translator, and has had a long editorial association with Carcanet Press. Her published work includes studies of Louis MacNeice and Sylvia Plath. She lives in Glasgow.

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