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- DescriptionCome on a journey. We begin at Blackness Castle, Edinburgh Airport, the Bridges in the far west, then on to Dean Village and the National Gallery of Modern Art in the West End, via Murrayfield, Tynecastle and the Diggers pub. Next to the Cafe Royal, South Bridge, Nicolson Square in the centre, taking in the Scott Monument and Princes Street on the way. The Royal Mile and Cowgate make way for Morningside and the Royal Observatory on Blackford Hill. These are just some of the unforgettable locations that inspire the poetry and occasional prose in Umbrellas of Edinburgh.Scotland's capital has always excited the literary mind; the narrow cobbled streets and ornate turrets a contradiction crying out to be explored and fashioned into metaphor. This is a landmark anthology containing the work of seventy writers including Ryan Van Winkle, JL Williams, Aonghas Macneacail, Gerda Stevenson, Pippa Goldschmidt, Hamish Whyte, Jane Goldman, Theresa Muz, Rob A Mackenzie, Colin Will, Richie McCaffrey, Sophie Cooke, Forward Prize-shortlisted Harry Giles and Edinburgh Makar Christine De Luca; a selection that perfectly demonstrates the vitality of the Scottish literary scene.Taken as a guide book, giving a poets-eye-view of the capital and opening it up in ways t seen before, Umbrellas of Edinburgh is the perfect gift for visitors and long-time residents alike.
- Author BiographyClaire Askew's debut poetry collection, This changes things, was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2016. She has been twice shortlisted for the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award, and has won the Virginia Warbey Poetry Prize and the International Salt Prize for Poetry. Claire is also a novelist: her debut novel-in-progress, Three Rivers, won the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and is represented by Peters, Fraser and Dunlop Associates. Claire holds a PhD in Creative Writing and Contemporary Women's Poetry from the University of Edinburgh, and works as the Scottish Book Trust Reading Champion at Craigmillar Library in Edinburgh.Russell Jones is an Edinburgh-based writer and editor. He has published four collections of poetry, the most recent being The Green Dress Whose Girl is Sleeping (Freight Books, 2015). He is the deputy editor of Shoreline of Infinity, a science fiction magazine, and is the editor of Where Rockets Burn Through: Contemporary Science Fiction Poems from the UK. Russell also writes novels for young adults and his novel, The Talkers was shortlisted for the $50,000 Half the World Global Literati Award. Russell has a PhD in Creative Writing from The University of Edinburgh. He enjoys White Russians and karaoke.
- PublisherFreight Books
- Date of Publication28/10/2016
- SubjectPoetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
- Place of PublicationGlasgow
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintFreight Books
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Edited byClaire Askew,Russell Jones
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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