More than one hundred poets are brought together in this unique anthology, encompassing work from the Middle Ages to the present day in Gaelic, Scots and English. The introduction provides the background and context to the different traditions in Scotland including the oral/ballad, Gaelic bardic and modern tradition and attempts to identify recurrent themes.
Poems from over 70 women, including: Madeline Munro; Ellie MacDonald; Alison Smith; Jenny Robertson; Dilys Rose; Margaret Reynolds; Joy Pitman; Sally Evans; Valerie Gillies (b.1948); Liz Lochhead (b.1947); Tessa Ransford; Catherine Lucy Czerkawska; Muriel Spark (b.1918); Margaret Tait (b.1918); Olive Fraser (1909-77); Naomi Mitchison (b.1897); Dorothy Margaret Paulin (b.1904); Nan Shepherd (1893-1981); Helen B.Cruickshank (1886-1975); Hannah Brown MacKenzie; Mrs Lindsay Carnegie (b.1844); Marian Aird (b.1815); Joanna Baillie (1762-1851); Anne Grant (1755-1838); Jean Elliott (1727-1805); Lady Grizel Baillie (1665-1746); Jeannie Robertson (1908-75); Margaret Gillespie; Mary MacKellar of Lochabar (1836-90); Mary MacPherson, "Big Mary of the Songs" (1821-98); Ann Campbell of Scalpay, Harris (fl.1773); Sheila MacDonald (c.1660-1729); Mary MacLeod (c.1615-1706); Catherine MacLean (fl.1600); Ishbel, Countess of Argyll (fl.1500); Sheena Blackhall.
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