Best Scottish Poems 2007

The Scottish Poetry Library has just launched its online selection of the Best Scottish Poems 2007. There are indeed some very fine poems included in the selection. I’m especially pleased to see work by our younger poets – Rachel Boast, Chloe Morrish, Frances Leviston, to name but three.

(Memo to self: try harder to get more good poems published in 2008. And do try to lighten up a bit; your 2007 oeuvre is darker and heavier than ever.)


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3 Responses to Best Scottish Poems 2007

  1. Anonymous says:

    Love the attempts of the Scottish poetry community to adopt Leviston as one of their own. Presumably just because she was born and spent some of her early childhood there? In reality, she’s very English indeed.

  2. Anonymous says:

    You seem mistaken. You don’t have to be Scottish to be in the anthology: selection is based upon ‘work published in Scotland’. Fiona Benson is from Exeter. Rachael Boast is from Bristol (I could go on). Not that this mattered to you. Or perhaps you are merely venting spleen, having a winge? Do you feel better? Did you even read the anthology?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Do I sense bitterness in the first post? Was it sent by someone no-one wants to publish? To be fair, it does say ‘Scottish authors’ on the website, but they are using the term very broadly, and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. You lived there/were born there/were published there: big deal.

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