Book Chapter

Scottish Poetry: The Scene and the Sixties



Watson R (2013) Scottish Poetry: The Scene and the Sixties. In: Gunn L & Bell E (eds.) The Scottish Sixties: Reading, Rebellion, Revolution?. SCROLL: Scottish Cultural Review of Language and Literature, 20. Leiden: Brill, pp. 69-92.

This was an intermediary but vital period of cultural change. The young Scottish poets of the late sixties (including D.M. Black, Alan Jackson, Kenneth White; Robin Fulton, and the first appearances of Tom Leonard and Liz Lochhead) heralded this new spirit –very much of its time– and took us beyond the familiar arguments for and against the use of Scots, beyond the Renaissance agendas of national psychology and identity.

Ian Hamilton Finlay; Edwin Morgan; D.M. Black; Alan Jackson; Kenneth White; Robin Fulton; Duncan Glen; Alastair Mackie; Stewart Conn; Tom Leonard; Liz Lochhead; The 1962 Edinburgh International Writers’ Conference; Hugh MacDiarmid; Alexander Trocchi; William Burroughs

Title of seriesSCROLL: Scottish Cultural Review of Language and Literature
Number in series20
Publication date01/01/2013
Place of publicationLeiden
ISSN of series1571-0734

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Professor Rory Watson

Professor Rory Watson

Emeritus Professor, English Studies