Today, we are very pleased and excited to launch the Best Scottish Poems 2012, our annual online anthology. This year our guest editors Louise Welsh and Zoe Strachan chose a fantastic selection of experienced poets and emerging talent. If you want a snapshot of where Scotland was poetically last year, read the Best Scottish Poems 2012 anthology, we say. And you can do it by clicking here.
If BSP 2012 is a snapshot, the word cloud above illustrating this blog is a snapshot of a snapshot. We fed the entire text of BSP 2012 into a special programme and – voila – what we got is what you see above. We hope to at some point turn it into a postcard visitors to the SPL can take away with them. We think it looks like a map, or better still, like a sort of scrambled poem. What do you think?