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FORMAT: Electronic book text
ISBN: 9781788853484
RRP: £7.99
PAGES: 96
PUBLICATION DATE: March 3, 2022

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Memo for Spring: 50th Anniversary Edition

By (author) Liz Lochhead; Foreword by Ali Smith

Liz Lochhead is one of the leading poets writing in Britain today. This, her debut collection, published in 1972, was a landmark publication. Writing at a time when the landscape of Scottish poetry was male dominated, hers was a new voice, tackling subjects that resonated with readers – as it still does. Her poetry paved the way, and inspired, countless new voices including Ali Smith, Kathleen Jamie, Jackie Kay and Carol Ann Duffy. Still writing and performing today, fifty years on from her first book of poetry, Liz Lochhead has been awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry and was Scotland’s second modern Makar, succeeding Edwin Morgan.Memo for Spring is accessible, vital and always as honest as it is hopeful. Driving through this collection are themes of pain, acceptance, loss and triumph.

Reviews of Memo for Spring: 50th Anniversary Edition

'A voice so fresh and relevant that it broke new ground, paving the way for the likes of Ali Smith, Jackie Kay, Kathleen Jamie and Carol Ann Duffy' * The Sunday Post * 'An inspirational presence in British poetry – funny, feisty, female and full of feeling' — Carol Ann Duffy 'This is the work of a highly intelligent, sensitive, perceptive, and humorous young woman' — George Mackay Brown

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