Recent Scottish Writing Roundup

by Greum M. Stevenson

The Dockyard Press Harbourmaster's Loug has Bart Lessard's story “Gang Aft Agley and Deek Brodie's story “Company” — two very different tales, both set in Maryhill, Glasgow.

Also on the Loug is “If Is Cave wis in Glasgow” a Zen Buddhist poem by dubh.

The Shetland poet and novelist Robert Alan Jamieson is recovering from suspected coronavirus, and has been writing a sequence of poems during the process, which are being published on Bella Caledonia.

The new issue of Northwords Now has a Gaelic section, with Zen poetry by Caoimhin MacNeill, and poems by Babs Nicgriogair, Aonghas Phadraig Caimbeul, Meg Bateman and others. In the English-language part of the magazine, there are seven haiku by me (pen name: Barry Graham), though on the online edition they're bunched together like one poem. The excellent prose includes this story by Maggie Wallis and this essay by Chris Arthur.

Babs Nicgriogair's poem “Because the night belongs to us” was first published in both Gaelic and English on The Harbourmaster's Loug.

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