Scottish Poetry

Mel Gibson's description of Scots as "warrior poets" shows something of the curious dichotomy of Scotland's attitude to poetry. Men will profess themselves too macho to bother about poetry and then go misty-eyed at Burns Suppers. But Robert Burns is by no means the only major figure in Scottish poetry - Sorley MacLean, Iain Crichton Smith, Norman MacCaig and Carol Ann Duffy are just a few of the names that show that Scotland remains a land of inspired poets.


Another Night Before Christmas

Carol Ann Duffy

A classic Christmas tale re-told for modern times by the Poet Laureate, with illustrations by Rob Ryan


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John Burnside


Boy Book See

Janice Galloway


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Robert Louis Stevenson


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Alasdair Gray

Brings together poems from Alasdair Gray's published volumes along with new and previously unpublished verse.


Common Knowledge

John Burnside


Feast Days

John Burnside


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Carol Ann Duffy


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Andrew Greig

A collection of the the acclaimed poet's work, including Men on Ice, Order of the Day, Western Swing, and his first poem, written in 1972.


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John Burnside


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Carol Ann Duffy


Handfast

Liz Lochhead


Island Wedding

George Mackay Brown


Love Poems

Carol Ann Duffy

A dazzling selection of love poems from the Poet Laureate Whether writing of longing or adultery, romance or seduction, Carol Ann Duffy captures the truth of what it means to love, to be in love, and to be loved in return.


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John Cairney

An insight into Burns's world through a unique personal selection of the poet's best work.


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Carol Ann Duffy


Meeting Midnight

Carol Ann Duffy


New Selected Poems

Carol Ann Duffy


Old Negatives

Alasdair Gray


Ossian

James Macpherson


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Carol Ann Duffy


Picking Brambles

Des Dillon


Poems

Robert Louis Stevenson


Poems for Children

Robert Louis Stevenson


Poet McGonagall

Norman Watson

A definitive biography of the world's worst poet.


Poetical Works

Sir Walter Scott


Pure Radge

Matthew Fitt


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Carol Ann Duffy


Rosengarten

Janice Galloway


Scunnered

Des Dillon


Selected Poems

Sir Walter Scott


Selected Poems

Robert Louis Stevenson


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Carol Ann Duffy


Selected Poems

Robert Burns


Selected Poems, 1954-83

George Mackay Brown


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Carol Ann Duffy


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Carol Ann Duffy


Tartan and Turban

Bashabi Fraser


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John Burnside


The Canongate Burns

Robert Burns


The Fairground Poet

George Mackay Brown


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John Burnside


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John Burnside


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Christine De Luca

A poetry collection which centres around the wildness and beauty of Shetland.


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Carol Ann Duffy


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Norman MacCaig

The complete poems of this most influential and loved of Scottish poets.


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Carol Ann Duffy


These Islands, We Sing

Kevin MacNeil

A celebration of poetry to come out of the Scottish islands.


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Andrew Greig


 

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