Friday , 18 January 2019

Tag Archives: poetry

Scottish LGBT poetry book and film backed by awards

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A book of poems retelling Scottish myths from an LGBT perspective and a film about a young lesbian with telekinetic powers are to be commissioned as part of next year’s LGBT History Month. Poet Rachel Plummer and filmmaker Helen Wright and have each been awarded £7,000 from Creative Scotland to enable them to produce works which will be unveiled in ...

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The literary life of Jackie Kay

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  Jackie Kay is one of Scotland’s most accomplished writers, equally at home with drama, poetry, fiction, memoir and children’s writing. She is also a broadcaster, columnist and librettist. She is of mixed race (a Highland mother and Nigerian father) and was adopted by a Marxist Glaswegian couple. She is both a mother and a lesbian. Her writing features English, ...

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Poetic examination of same-sex love wins top award

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  A poet has won the Guardian first book award for his collection of poems exploring the experiences of gay men. Andrew McMillan, aged 27, has become the first poet to win the £10,000 prize since it was established in 1999 with his collection, which is entitled Physical. The Guardian’s books editor and one of the competition’s judges, Claire Armitstead, ...

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21 Revolutions: celebrating lesbian and feminist art

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The 21st anniversary of Glasgow Women’s Library is to be celebrated with an artistic exhibition entitled 21 Revolutions, exploring the complex relationship between lesbian, feminist and political discourse. A number of female Scottish artists and writers have contributed to the exhibition, which aims to “consider feminism’s historical relationships to image, text, activisms and representation, while re-engaging the library with responses to feminism ...

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A Gay Gael: A review of the first gay poetry collection in Gaelic

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Marcas Mac an Tuairneir’s debut collection of poetry (Deò) is remarkable for a number of reasons, not least that this distinctively contemporary work is written in the ancient language of Scottish Gaelic (usefully, with English translations). Gaelic is a deeply poetic language, lending itself to dramatic emotional expressions, but it is also limited and – indeed – limiting. Mac an ...

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