‘For many years Templeton’s voice, richly Scots, tuneful and melodic (she is a wonderful reader of her poetry!), has been widely heard in poetic and public circles. Her poems in Scots contain writing that is the equal of any of the great poetry in the Scottish canon. Whether reminiscing abgout her Doric childhood and family, painting beautiful pictures with words that bring her characters and countryside vibrantly to life, or extolling the bizarre idiosyncracies of The Addams Family (!) her poems are a constant joy for the reader.
Gaitherin brings together a wonderful collection of poems in Scots and English, some of which have already received public accolades and prizes.’ – Rab Wilson
‘A wee gem o a buik, this. Stappit fu wi wit an wisdom, historic an contemporary, Gaitherin is stitched thegither wi a keen eee, theridit wi compassionate humanity. Sheila Templeton’s poetry casually unpicks the hert, and turn aboot micht hae ye greet, keckle, girn or sough. This is a poet whae kin mak a disembodies haun erotic, turn a plant intae a prayer, a sang intae a story, and a story intae sang. Whitever ye’re aboot in life, Templeton’s Gaitherin will mak guid company. It fair sings oot.’ – Janet Paisley
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Ten Poems from Scotland Selected and introduced by Don Paterson£4.95
The ten poems in this revised and updated edition offer a taste of the poetry of Scotland. Some poems explore ideas around identity and change, exile and belonging. Others focus on landscape and place, or are principally about language itself. As Don Paterson writes in his vivid introduction, Scottish poets “…excel, I think, at the […]