Tag Archives: Scottish poetry

Foam of the Past by Fiona Macleod (Ed. Steve Blamires)

“…Fiona Macleod was clearly a gentlelady of breeding and intellect. She could be trusted. She was almost ‘one of us’ – but not quite. It was this slight difference that allowed her to deal with dark and frightening characters and … Continue reading

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In Defence of Poesy: A Skylight Selection

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Interview with Dee Sunshine

“I think you are right to call it a demon.  It is very similar to being possessed by a malevolent entity.  When I was younger I was consumed by my desire to be a writer and artist, and, I have … Continue reading

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Visions of the Drowning Man by Dee Sunshine

I have lost these bones/ scattered them in mad patterns like a lunatic shaman/ out of his mind on iboga, trying to pull polar-opposite hemispheres together again. Visions of the Drowning Man is the third book of poetry from Glaswegian … Continue reading

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Dee Sunshine on Skylight Press

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Dee Sunshine came to poetry at a young age, winning the Lochaber High School poetry competition in 1979. Soon after he liaised with an active London poetry scene and published a couple of chapbooks. Always interested … Continue reading

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Anthology Wars: Which is the definitive Contemporary British Poetry collection?

Much has been made of the recent spate of Contemporary British Anthologies in literary circles and many have written about the ongoing wrestling match over the 20th Century British poetry canon.  As Skylight Press gears up to kick off its … Continue reading

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