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Scottish National Diction

09/09/2006
The British Council Scotland website has some pages with new Scottish poetry. It’s a good selection of poets, if a short one: John Burnside, Matthew Fitt, Ann Frater, Rody Gorman, Alan Jamieson and Jackie Kay. There are poems in Scots, English and Gaelic. Matthew Fitt’s “Scottish National Diction” is a smashing poem with more than a hint of Eddie Morgan about it. There’s a fantastic Gaelic response, “Errata“, from Rody Gorman (the site calls it a translation, but it’s not at all). Have a peek at Burnside in Shetlandic! Truly fanstastic, this trilingualism business.
(This is a translation of a post from The Skraich.)
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