Best Scottish Poems 2009

March 16, 2010

Our Best Scottish Poems 2009 online anthology went live at Aye Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival on Sunday 7 March to a sell out audience. Edited by poet and novelist Andrew Greig, (who spoke of our loaded library trolley bearing a ‘a scuttleful of modern poetry’ for his perusal) and designed by Mary Hutchison, this year’s Best Scottish Poems includes work by John Burnside, Carol Ann Duffy, John Glenday, Kathleen Jamie and Tom Leonard.

Andrew also said:

…this selection is inevitably a reflection of my taste, interests and mood. A good number are by our best known writers – over the course of this reading, I have rediscovered they are best known for a reason. Others are relatively or completely new to me, and I’m grateful to the poets and the Scottish Poetry Library for that enlargement. There is always a danger of one’s taste narrowing and hardening over time, so it’s great to browse more widely and be delighted with something new, or be reminded of a writer one hasn’t read for years.

In his words: ‘Enjoy. I did.’

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