Encouraged by Burns Nights, ceilidhs and poetry slams, reading poetry aloud is a valued Scottish tradition, enjoyed by young and old alike. This anthology includes old favourites from Burns and Matt McGinn, and new classics from contemporary Scottish poetry. Covering a range of themes, from love to landscape, this wonderful collection really does have something for everyone.
|Title||100 Favourite Scottish Poems to Read Out Loud|
|Author||Gordon Jarvie ed.|
Gordon Jarvie began his career as an English teacher, later working as a publisher and writer. His books include The Bloomsbury Grammar Guide (2nd edn 2007) and other language titles; Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales (2nd edn 2007); and The Scottish Reciter, which this collection replaces and updates. He has edited various other anthologies, and with his wife has written several Scottie Books for children. His most recent poetry pamphlet is The Tale of the Crail Whale. He lives in the East Neuk of Fife.
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Do you know a poem off by heart but always get stuck at the second verse? Can your friends and family members recite at the drop od a hat while you only have a vague memory of poems and songs learned as a child? Or do you just want an aide-memoire to the poems you know and love? This collection includes many popular Scottish poems, from The Wee Cock Sparra to The Four Maries, The Wee Kirkcudbright Centipede to John Anderson my Jo; as well as poetry by Sheena Blackhall, Norman MacCaig, Jimmy Copeland, Tom Leanard and many others. Scots have ample opportunity to let rip with old favourites on Burns Night, St Andrew's Day, or at ceilidhs and festivals. Whatever your choice, this wide-ranging selection will give you and your audience (even if it's only the mirror) hours of pleasure and enjoyment.
|BIC Subject||Poetry anthologies (various poets)|
|BISAC Subject||POETRY / Anthologies (multiple authors)|