Kenneth Steven is a poet, novelist and children’s author. The wild landscapes and cultural history of the Highlands, and the development of Celtic Christianity have been his main sources of inspiration.
Born in Glasgow of Scots and Ghanaian descent, Maud Sulter was a visual artist, writer, playwright and cultural historian. ‘As a Blackwoman’, the title of her first volume of poems, remained the perspective for her explorations across genres.
Several of the best-known poems telling of the awful impact of the First World War upon the people of Scotland came from the pen of Mary Symon from Dufftown, an eloquent writer on Banffshire customs and language.
Bill Tait was born in the Shetland island of Yell. He studied at Edinburgh University and taught English in Shetland, England and Dundee. His collected poems, published in 1980, were the culmination of 40 years of writing.