TOM POW, SVETLANA’S DANCE

Svetlana’s Dance is a collection of triptychs, a threefold form that provides a visual and narrative framework. The poems range from medieval tapestries to contemporary tragedies, encompassing the cruelty and pity exhibited in every age.

Tom Pow was born in Edinburgh in 1950. He has published many poetry pamphlets and collections, including In the Becoming: New and Selected Poems (Polygon, 2009).

HUGO WILLIAMS, BADLANDS

Badlands is a series of fourteen-line loosely connected amorous episodes and reflections, by turns wicked and poignant – and funny.

Hugo Williams was born in Windsor in 1942, grew up in Sussex and now lives in London. His Collected Poems was published by Faber in 2002 and in 2004 he received the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.

CHRISTINE DE LUCA, VEEVE

This is Christine De Luca’s first full collection for some time and, as Tom Pow notes on the cover, ‘is alive with outward-looking, generous poems’ both in English and Shetlandic, her mother tongue.

Christine De Luca lives in Edinburgh and was the city’s Makar from 2014 to 2017.