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Scotland’s a sense of change, an endless becoming for which there was never a kind of wholeness or ultimate category.
about the poem
This week marks Book Week Scotland, a time to celebrate books and reading. Maurice Lindsay's 'Speaking of Scotland' calls up a number of images of Scotland all of which - or none - might be true. As he concludes, 'Scotland's an attitude of mind', and nowhere is that clearer than in its books. Image: Andrew by Kris Kesiak, under a Creative Commons licence
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Book Week Scotland is full of exciting events, such as a 'Quiet Slam' at St John's Church in Edinburgh on Sunday, or ideas, like writing a love letter to a library (we're too modest to suggest you might choose the SPL, but...). It's Christmas come early for book lovers!
Maurice Lindsay was the foremost champion of Scottish culture in the second half of the twentieth century. With Modern Scottish Poetry: an anthology of the Scottish Renaissance 1920-1945, he single-handedly brought the work of many Scottish poets to a national and international audience. He was also a prolific poet in his own right. Image: © The Estate of Maurice Lindsay