Stravaigin

Stravaigin

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Liz Niven

ISBN: 9781905222704

Binding: paperback

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Liz Niven meanders across continents and centuries, exploring social and linguistic differences, using the 'otherness' of contrasting cultures to help understand her own. It's a warm, vivid quest, musical with the rhythm of spoken Scottish speech. Affirming and resonant, she's a worthy heir to MacDiarmid's crown. - Waterstone's, Bath

Liz Niven is an exciting poet whose observational voice is international in scope, traversing continents and tiers of society. Her work marries humane warmth and genuine affection with wry wit and sharp social comment - a poet worthy of our closest attention. - Janet Paisley

Warm and genuine, Liz Niven addresses different cultures and continents providing an honest yet satirical view of the world. From the streets of Glasgow to the Jewish Quarter of Prague, her poetry encompasses the outside world through the view of Scottish eyes: woman in a Headsquare, keeping out wind and rain, clothing memories, of every nightmare day spent since their sons were taken.


Reviews:

What makes Stravaigin important, beyond the sheer beauty and warmth of its poems is that these different wavelengths reach us and touch us, and that whatever tone or mode she is using, Liz Niven's voice is wry, warm, and human.   Alastair Read

An exciting poet whose observational voice is international in scope, traversing continents and tiers of society. Her work marries humane warmth and genuine affection with wry wit and sharp social comment - a poet worthy of our closest attention.   Janet Paisley

Niven's earthy humour and acute eye for detail make Stravaigin a collection well worth checking out.   The Big Issue

Liz Niven's poetry is mature and humane. Her identity is that of a Scot and a woman, but she voices international and egalitarian concerns. Her feminism is another aspect of her enlightened stance.   PN Review

This is a wide-ranging volume, gutsy and confident... there is a yearning for maintaining roots, fund in relationships, a common humanity and overall, a strong faith in the power of our culture, our poetry, to thrive.   Scottish Studies Review ASLS

A leading Scottish poet of today. She has added depth to characters and relevance to the geographical and historical.   Scots Magazine

Affirming and resonant, she's a worthy heir to MacDiarmid's crown.   Waterstones, Bath