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.
STEWART CONN, UNDERWOOD
Underwood, Stewart Conn’s fourth pamphlet of poems from Mariscat, delves further into the poet’s central concerns: the natural world, family, love, and the ephemeral nature of life.
Stewart Conn’s poetry publications include Ghosts at Cockcrow, The Breakfast Room, and a selected volume, The Touch of Time (all published by Bloodaxe); and most recently, as editor, Other Worlds: An Anthology of Scottish Island Poems (Polygon). He was Edinburgh’s inaugural Makar.