Intimate Expanses: XXV Scottish Poems 1978-2002

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Intimate Expanses is an anthology of twenty-five Scottish poems, one for each year from 1978 to 2002, published by the Scottish Poetry Library in collaboration with Carcanet Press. Containing a comprehensive, insightful introduction by Ken Cockburn, this unique book presents an alternative view of how the past quarter century has unfolded in Scotland. Poems range from the grand and historical to the quiet and the personal, and include sonnets, haiku and gargantuan list-poems, amongst other forms. It features poems by: Iain Bamforth, Meg Bateman, John Burnside, Robert Crawford, Carol Ann Duffy, Douglas Dunn, Gerrie Fellows, Robin Fulton, Andrew Greig, George Campbell Hay, W.N. Herbert, Kathleen Jamie, Tom Leonard, Liz Lochhead, Norman MacCaig, Aonghas Macneacail, Kevin MacNeil, Edwin Morgan, Don Paterson, Richard Price, Sean Rafferty, Alastair Reid, Iain Crichton Smith, Alan Spence and Gael Turnbull.