An anthology of the very best of Scottish poetry, crossing the spectrum from Robert Burns to Carol Ann Duffy.
An ideal poetry staple to mark key Scottish celebrations, A Year of Scottish Poems is a collection of 366 poems compiled by Gaby Morgan. Reflecting the changing seasons, landscape and history of Scotland with key dates in the Scottish calendar â€“ from Burns Night to Hogmanay â€“ these poems are powerful, thoughtful and uplifting.
With an introduction from the National Poet for Scotland, Makar, Jackie Kay, this collection contains many of the strongest voices in Scottish poetry including Robert Burns, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Walter Scott, Liz Lochhead, Don Paterson, Nan Shepherd, Stewart Conn, Kathleen Jamie, Elma Mitchell, John Rice, Polly Clark, Muriel Spark, Julia Donaldson, Kate Clanchy, Carol Ann Duffy and many more.
An added bonus is the stunning foil cover that embodies the wild Scottish landscape including puffins, otters and stags aplenty, making this a gorgeous gift for any poetry fans or patriotic Scots
Gaby Morgan is an Editorial Director at Macmillan Children’s Books. She has compiled many bestselling anthologies including Read Me and Laugh: A Funny Poem for Every Day of the Year, Poems from the First World War and A First Poetry Book with Pie Corbett. Gabyâ€™s poetry anthology, Fairy Poems was shortlisted for the CLPE award in 2006.