Dorothy Baird

Dorothy Baird



An Edinburgh native, Dorothy Baird travelled in France, Russia, India and Nepal in her youth, returning to the capital in 1989, where she continues to live with her family. In 2007, Two Ravens Press published her first collection, Leaving the Nest, which the author described as ‘about three strands of my life interweaving: my journey into adulthood with its many surprises and challenges of motherhood, the journey of my children who are every day growing more ready to go out into the world and whom I must learn to let go – and finally the strong thread of my desire to be awake to the richness of the many moments that fill our lives, but which are so transient they can slip by unrecognised.’ She also runs creative writing groups for adults with learning difficulties and for teenagers.

Poems by Dorothy Baird

There are no poems by this poet on the Scottish Poetry Library website, but we do have items in our library collection.