Accent O the Mind

Accent O the Mind


Rab Wilson

ISBN: 9781905222322

Binding: paperback

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The joy, the pain, the fear, the anger and the shame - topical and contemporary, and mostly in vibrant Scots, this is Scottish poetry at its best. Encompassing history, text messaging, politics, asylum-seeking hedgehogs and Buckfast, Rab Wilson covers the variety of modern Scottish life through refreshingly honest and often humorous poetry. Accent O the Mind follows on from Rab Wilson's ground-breaking translation into Scots of the Persian epic, The Ruba'iyat of Omar Khayyam, with a Scots translation of selected Horace satires. It also includes sonnets inspired by the Miners' Strike of 1984-85; poems he scribed as a Wigtown Bard; and the fascinating results of being twinned with his local MSP. This inspirational new collection consolidates Rab Wilson's position as one of Scotland's most charismatic poets and plays a part in the reinvigoration of the Scots language in modern Scottish society.


Our traditional language could hardly have a more eloquent exponent.  Lesley Duncan