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This is a varied and interesting selection of poems covering a period from the 15th century to the present day. Almost everything is here, from the deep and lovely to the warm and witty, not forgetting just a hint of the bitchy and cynical. There’s no mush or cloying sentiment here: this is Scotland, after all. Plenty of major poets are represented (George Mackay Brown, James Hogg, Sorley MacLean to name but a few), as well as lesser known names. There is a brief bio of each poet at the end of ...more