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BLACK MIDDENS

New Writing Scotland 31

Edited by Carl MacDougall & Zoë Strachan

Published in: Paperback, 328 pages.
By: Association for Scottish Literary Studies, Glasgow, July 2013.
Price: £9.95
ISBN 978-1-906841-14-0

Cover image: Winter Birds, lino,
© Willie Rodger

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New Writing Scotland is the principal forum for poetry and short fiction in Scotland today. Every year it publishes the very best from both emerging and established writers, and lists many of the leading literary lights of Scotland among its past (and present) contributors. Available this summer, Black Middens: New Writing Scotland 31 is the latest collection of excellent contemporary literature, drawn from a wide cross-section of Scottish culture and society, and includes new work from more than ninety authors – some award-winning and internationally renowned, and some just beginning their careers.

 

Contents

  • Gregor Addison . . . . . Termen ne mreT: Theremin does not die
  • Jean Atkin . . . . . Hare’s Grace
  • Dorothy Baird . . . . . Without Witness
  • Helen Boden . . . . . In Surburbia
  • Jane Bonnyman . . . . . August Picnic
  • John Burnside . . . . . Travelling South
  • Margaret Callaghan . . . . . Möbius Strip
  • Kate Campbell . . . . . Magenta
  • Jim Carruth . . . . . Visionary
  • Defne Çizakça . . . . . The Biggest Library of Istanbul
  • A. C. Clarke . . . . . Fingers Crossed
  • Stewart Conn . . . . . The Rooms of the Sweet Oranges
  • Ian Crockatt . . . . . The lady and the castle / He makes a poem about a man in a wall-hung tapestry / Guttered were you Erlingr? / He laments his wife’s illness ...
  • Caitlynn Cummings . . . . . Taste Buds
  • Jenni Daiches . . . . . Science / Omission
  • Katy Ewing . . . . . Perseid
  • Elizaveta Feklistova . . . . . Phenomenology
  • Gerrie Fellows . . . . . Pilot
  • Olivia Ferguson . . . . . Under the Tree / My Mad Girl
  • Seonaid Francis . . . . . Don’t Bury Me Here
  • Graham Fulton . . . . . For a Moment
  • Harry Giles . . . . . Brave
  • Rody Gorman . . . . . Fir nam Beann
  • Alison Grant . . . . . Adding Air
  • Katharine Grant . . . . . Wearing Silk
  • Jen Hadfield . . . . . Cryptography
  • Sylvia Hays . . . . . Changing, or, The Man Who Knew Thomas Mann
  • Audrey Henderson . . . . . National Library of Scotland
  • Angela Hughes . . . . . The Dance
  • Alison Irvine . . . . . Brother’s Ruin
  • Helen Jackson . . . . . City of Words
  • Bridget Khursheed . . . . . The Clovenfords Vineries
  • Pippa Little . . . . . Black Middens / Riddle with two Answers
  • Sarah Lowndes . . . . . Boots
  • Pàdraig MacAoidh . . . . . An Sgrìobhadair
  • Richie McCaffery . . . . . MacAtteer’s
  • Linda McCann . . . . . Specialist Subject
  • Alistair McDonald . . . . . Double Eagle
  • Ellie McDonald . . . . . Ghaist Licht
  • James McGonigal . . . . . Life Sentences
  • Lindsay Macgregor . . . . . Miss Petrie
  • Sharon MacGregor . . . . . Independence
  • Crìsdean MacIlleBhàin . . . . . Ag Èisteachd ri Bàrd Èireannach a’ Leughadh Anns a’ Bheurla an Ljubljana
  • Mary McIntosh . . . . . Testament
  • Lorn Macintyre . . . . . The Bard in the Machine Age
  • Shena Mackay . . . . . Grasshopper Green
  • Peter Maclaren . . . . . At the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
  • Donal McLaughlin . . . . . The President’s Oranges
  • Aonghas MacNeacail . . . . . tha làithean ann
  • Kevin MacNeil . . . . . Highland Haiku
  • Rosa Macpherson . . . . . The Bleed
  • Neil McRae . . . . . Red Riggs
  • Ian Madden . . . . . Inadvertent Munificence
  • David Manderson . . . . . Union Rules
  • Heather Marshall . . . . . Substrata
  • R. A. Martens . . . . . The Biovor Agreement
  • David Miller . . . . . Looking for William Archer
  • Lyn Moir . . . . . Unless
  • Mark Nicholls . . . . . A Disquisition on Inadequacy Among the Salaried Classes
  • Niall O’Gallagher . . . . . ‘Na Cluinneam Nach Eil Subh-làir ...’
  • Kim Patrick . . . . . from Provenance
  • Colette Paul . . . . . Dark Night of the Soul
  • Nalini Paul . . . . . Capture/Return
  • Alison Prince . . . . . Slate
  • Margaret Ries . . . . . Half-Light
  • Kay Ritchie . . . . . Opus
  • Angela Robb . . . . . Greyhound
  • Lydia Robb . . . . . On the Banks of the Tay
  • Cynthia Rogerson . . . . . After
  • Dilys Rose . . . . . Young
  • Stewart Sanderson . . . . . To the Yde Girl
  • Shelley Day Sclater . . . . . A Brief Biography
  • Kirsteen Scott . . . . . And the Wind Sang
  • Maria Sinclair . . . . . Pilgrim
  • Raymond Soltysek . . . . . Lizard Isle
  • Tom Sommerville . . . . . An Edinburgh God
  • Kathrine Sowerby . . . . . Sonia Delaunay
  • Jim Stewart . . . . . Nest
  • Richard W. Strachan . . . . . Inchkeith
  • Shane Strachan . . . . . The Struldbrugs
  • Em Strang . . . . . Waiting to Water the Ponies
  • Valerie Thornton . . . . . Hoard / Secret
  • David Underdown . . . . . Arran Pilots in Spring / The Psychology of Paths
  • Nacho Viñuela . . . . . The Edge of the Tides
  • Bechaela Walker . . . . . O jesus o jesus o jesus o fuck
  • Fiona Ritchie Walker . . . . . Wearing the Blouse
  • Roger White . . . . . The Woman in a Fur Coat
  • Hamish Whyte . . . . . A Letter to my Long-lost Uncle
  • Mary Wight . . . . . The First Swallows / Another Day
  • Ginna Wilkerson . . . . . Formally Dead
  • Colin Will . . . . . Selene
  • Christie Williamson . . . . . Venture
  • Rachel Woolf . . . . . Of Aqua Coloured Glass
  • Catherine Wylie . . . . . Speech Therapy
  • Eleanor Yule . . . . . Museum of Childhood

Last updated 29 July 2013.