This invaluable collection traces the work of nearly a hundred writers over one of the most eventful periods in Scottish literary history. An extensive introduction sets the scene for the growth of women writers from Scotland throughout the whole of the twentieth century. With over 200 poems—from Naomi Jackson, Carol Ann Duffy, Dilys Rose, Kathleen Jamie, Meg Bateman, Jackie Kay, Liz Lochhead and many others—this collection celebrates the exceptional power and range of Scottish women poets.
About the Author
Dorothy McMillan is a senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Glasgow, and a past President of the Association for Scottish Literary Studies. She has published widely on women's writing and co-edited A History of Scottish Women's Writing (EUP, 1997). Michel Byrne lectures in the Department of Celtic at the University of Glasgow. He is the editor of the definitive two-volume Collected Poems and Songs of George Campbell Hay (EUP, 2000).