ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: March 15, 2020
Doors Tae Naewye
By (author) Christie Williamson
Selected for the Scottish Book Trust’s Scots Language Grant introduced to mark the UN’s International Year of Indigenous Language, Doors Tae Naewye is a new poetry collection by one of Shetland’s finest poets written mostly in Shetlandic Scots.
CHRISTIE WILLIAMSON has written poetry for most of his conscious life – wandering the banks of Yell as a child, during his study hour at the Janet Courtney Hostel and as a Media (then Investments) student at the University of Stirling. The poems in this collection began appearing in 2003, and pay the big and the small questions in life their due. When performing as Federico Garcia Lorca in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2006, he was invited to create Shetlandic versions of some Lorca poems. These were succesful, and resulted in his first publication – the pamphlet ‘Arc o Moens’ from Hansel Co-operative Press, which won the Calum MacDonald Memorial Award 2010.