An anthology of New Scottish Poetry — Be The First To Like This — is launching this Thursday, 25 September, at the Scottish Poetry Library. All anthologists are saddled with the difficult task of making a selection from what is usually a wealth of creativity and talent, however what has delighted me about what I’ve seen of this anthology is that rather than making a tiny selection and big claims about who will be famous in the future, it is doing its best to represent a cross-section of the exciting poetic work going on in Scotland today. I hope that it will have the effect of getting people interested in the entirety of the rich and eclectic range of poetry being produced in Scotland today.
You can read more about it in the lovely article that came out in this Sunday’s Herald here.
You can learn more about Be The First To Like This and order your copy here.