Aiblins : New Scottish Political Poetry

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Aiblins is a selection of new Scottish political poetry. The poems in this collection reflect the tumultuous, rapidly evolving nature of contemporary Scottish politics. They also stand as a testament to the deep engagements poets are making with the political landscape today, not only by reflecting on current events through their work but also by issuing provocations which reframe and challenge conventional assumptions.
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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 146 x 217 x 10mm | 160g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • NO
  • 1910745847
  • 9781910745847
  • 993,975

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Foreword Introduction Katie Ailes and Sarah Paterson Aiblins Stewart Sanderson 's Mathaid, translated Calum L Macleoid Territory AC Clarke A Highland Favour Brian Johnstone Overheard on a bus in Aberdeen Mandy Macdonald Family History: The Accent Hilary Birch Ciocharan Marcas Mac an Tuairneir Picture of Girl and Small Boy (Gaza, 2014) Marjorie Lotfi Gill Vatersay 1853/ Kos 2015 Hugh McMillan Bhatarsaigh 1853/ Kos 2015 translated Calum L MacLeoid Bethlehem-Glasgow Irene Hossack Viewpoint AC Clarke Sealladh, translated Calum L MacLeoid Old School Maps Brian Johnstone Cuimhneachadh Ceud Bliadhna o Mhurt James Connolly Greg MacThomais Jackie's Ma Auntie Valerie Wilson Korean Letters David Cameron Four Allegories of Independence Brian Johnstone September 2014 Hugh McMillan Friday the Nineteenth Katy Ewing Ouroboros Jane Frank Hauntology Roddy Shippin leave behind Alec Finlay Let Truth Tell Itself Jim Carruth Biography of a Cow Russell Jones Summerisle Hugh McMillan Breath of the Treemen Matthew Macdonald The Town Chris Boyland To Mohammed Henry Bell Divali in Kessock Arun Sood Autumn in Texas Nancy Somerville Squaring the Circle Finola Scott Lochlannach Calum L MacLeoid Thin Ice John Bolland The Sweet Science Ross Wilson Return Finola Scott Chioroscuro Ross Wilson All the Verbs from Glasgow City Council's New Proposed Management Rules Regulating Public Parks... Harry Giles The Chair Chris Boyland Solidarity William Bonar Hid Nancy Somerville Scottish Election Tongue Twister Henry Bell The Exceptionals David Forrest A Voter's Reflections in Rhyme Calum Rodger And So the People Spoke Anita John Searmonaiche Tadhalach Greg MacThomais Highland Disunion Arun Sood Dealachadh Gaidhealach, translated Calum L MacLeoid Crossing the Road Gavin Cruikshank Alice Coy Told Me How Henry Bell For Refuge Pippa Little Slack Water Marjorie Lotfi Gill Arcadia Rona Fitzgerald Poetry Reading, Edinburgh, 1960 Stewart Sanderson Afterword: Bardic Voice Robert Crawford Citations Contributors
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About Katie Ailes

Katie Ailes is a poet and scholar based in Glasgow. In 2014-15 she completed an MRes in English at the University of Strathclyde on a US-UK Fulbright Award, focusing on poetry written for the 2014 Scottish independence referendum. In 2015 she co-organised the Poetic Politics conference at the National Library of Scotland. She is now pursuing her PHD at Strathclyde researching contemporary UK performance poetry. An active spoken word artist, Katie performs and organises with the Scottish collective Loud Poets. She is also a Clydebuilt poet (2015-16), co-editor of Quotidian literary magazine and co-pilot of the Scottish Poetry Library Ambassadors programme.
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