New Scottish poets

Clockwise from top left: Jim Ferguson, Colin Herd, Marvo Men, Lila Matsumoto, feature editor Sandra Alland, Nuala Watt, Alison Smith, and ShellSuit Massacre.

“It’s difficult to say exactly what’s going on in Scottish poetry right now,” writes Sandra Alland. “But it’s definitely something exciting.” Alland convenes nine poets in Scotland, most of whom live in Glasgow or Edinburgh, to suggest a “recent surge” in work being done in flourishing hybrid forms and experimentation in this increasingly independent region.

Introduction Sandra Alland
Poems by Jim Ferguson Jim Ferguson
Poems by Colin Herd Colin Herd
Poems by Marvo Men Marvo Men
Poems by Lila Matsumoto Lila Matsumoto
Poems by ShellSuit Massacre ShellSuit Massacre
A poem by Alison Smith Alison Smith
Poems by Nuala Watt Nuala Watt