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The Marks on the Map

Brian Johnstone

The Marks on the Map

The treasure's there / only for the finding.
Every good poem is an expedition of sorts. In lesser work we are led towards a carefully landscaped revelation which always belongs wholly to the poet, but in the effective poem we're set loose and, following a map partly of our own making, find ourselves at last in a distant corner of ourselves. In The Marks on the Map Brian Johnstone takes us on a remarkable journey, not just to discover what is there, but also what was there, mapping time as well as space. This is one map I would urge readers to follow, because the world through which Johnstone guides us is so utterly moving, so totally familiar and so
entirely new.

John Glenday

Surefooted in his work as cartographer of the overlooked, Johnstone takes us on an expansive journey in this absorbing collection of tributes, stories and memories as he maps out the effects of time on people and places. Throughout, we encounter that characteristic Johnstone timbre — one of respect, sophistication and, above all, grace.

Rachael Boast
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Skald - Sword & Sea-Cloud

Ian Crockatt

Skald - Sword & Sea-Cloud

The poet Ian Crockatt has published two superb translations of Viking poetry with Arc- Crimsoning the Eagle's Claw: the Viking Poems of Rognvaldr Kali Kolsson, Earl of Orkney and The Song Weigher: the Complete Poems of Egill Skallagrimsson, Tenth Century Viking & Skald — and in this chapbook he uses the same highly-wrought form developed by the Skalds (the professional poets employed by the kings and earls of the Viking courts of the 9th to 13th centuries) to tell a quasi-Viking tale set in the landscapes and seascapes once under Viking control — the West Coast of Scotland where he used to live, and the north-east corner of Scotland where he now lives.

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The True Height of the Ear

Iain Galbraith

The True Height of the Ear

In this masterful first book of original poems, Iain Galbraith explores how people's actions and experiences shape not only their own lives but the world around them.

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Twist

Pippa Little

Twist

Twist is a slant look at the connections binding us together - familial, social, political - in poems which range from the curious and disturbing to memories and evocations of the ordinary magic at work in our lives.

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Smithereens

Tariq Latif

Smithereens

Evocative, spiritual poems from a Pakistan-born poet living and working in the Scottish Highlands.

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Dry Stone Work

Brian Johnstone

Dry Stone Work

A grounded yet playful collection from an assured poet, flexing his muscles into newer territory.

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Claiming Kindred

D. M. Black

Claiming Kindred

Scottish poet D. M. Black's first full collection since his Collected Poems 1964-87 of nearly twenty years ago. He published widely in the 1960s and 1970s, including a volume in the first Penguin Modern Poets series (with Peter Redgrove and D. M. Thomas). Stylistically wide-ranging, this collection is, by turns, moving, direct and idiosyncratic.

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The Punjabi Weddings

Tariq Latif

The Punjabi Weddings

A hybrid of multi-disciplines and cultures, Tariq Latif writes in a range of styles which are as varied and generous as the scope of his subject matter, and his new collection will be welcomed by old friends and new readers alike.

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