Published as 'a sly wink to the master', this anthology of contemporary poetry is full of surprises. Twelve leading Scottish poets were asked to supply a selection of new work appropriate to Robert Burns's title Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect. Included here are responses from John Burnside, Robert Crawford, Douglas Dunn, Alasdair Gray, W N Herbert, Kathleen Jamie, Jackie Kay, David Kinloch, Tom Leonard, Liz Lochhead, Don Pateron and David Robertson.
In turns daft, uproarious and tender, this striking anthology rejoices in the canny and uncanny possibilities of the Scots and English tongues.
With explanations of the meanings of Scots words and phrases included alongside the poems, this anthology is bound to be enjoyed by poetry-lovers the world over.