MacNeil K (ed.) (2011) These Islands, We Sing: An Anthology of Scottish Islands Poetry. Edinburgh: Polygon Books. https://www.amazon.co.uk/These-Islands-We-Sing-Anthology/dp/1846971969/ref=la_B001K82SYW_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1500472140&sr=1-8
Many of Scotland's most important poets grew up or chose to live on Scottish islands. This anthology pays tribute to the islands' creative output by bringing together a huge array of poetic talent, from the internationally-renowned - Sorley Maclean, Iain Crichton Smith, George Mackay Brown, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Hugh MacDairmid - to those fantastic poets deserving of more attention - Jim Mainland, Aonghas MacNeacail, Meg Bateman, Alex Cluness, Jen Hadfield, and many more - in one wonderful collection. With poems exploring the themes of love, language, landscape, identity and belonging, These Islands, We Sing is a significant and heartfelt celebration of poetry and place.
scottish; islands; literature; hebrides; shetland; orkney; poetry; bardachd