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Tapsalteerie launches new pamphlets by two poets – Stewart Sanderson’s An Offering and Samuel Tongue’s Stitch.
An Offering | Stewart Sanderson
Stewart Sanderson is a poet from Scotland. His work has been recognised by a number of national prizes, notably an Eric Gregory Award and a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship. He has been twice shortlisted for the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award, as well as receiving commendations from the PN Review and Stephen Spender poetry prizes. He has contributed to a number of international collaborations, participating in translation exchanges with Frisian, North African and Russian writers. An Offeringis his second pamphlet.
The tightly crafted poems in An Offering consider our natural, linguistic and cultural heritage – asking timely questions about our pursuit of meaning and belonging, ultimately addressing the frailty of both human endeavour and poetry itself.
Stitch | Samuel Tongue
Samuel Tongue was born in Bath and grew up on a pig farm in South Wales. His poetry has been widely published, including in the anthologies Be The First to Like This: New Scottish Poetry and Best New British and Irish Poets 2016. He held the Callan Gordon Award as part of the Scottish Book Trust New Writers Awards 2013. Stitch is his second poetry pamphlet.
“Stitch is an impressive, wide-ranging pamphlet exploring the human exploitation of power, people and planet with bold lyric, form and tone. Tongue looks for the animal within us while questioning our treatment of animals, searches for spiritual belief while questioning the confinements of religion. This is poetry that should touch a raw nerve, spark a flame, call you awake.”
– Vicki Husband
Edinburgh, EH8 8DT