ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: October 5, 2006
The Collected Poems of George Mackay Brown
By (author) George Mackay Brown; Edited by Archie Bevan; Edited by Brian Murray
George Mackay Brown is recognised as one of Scotland’s greatest twentieth-century lyric poets. His work is integral to the flowering of Scottish literature over the last fifty years. Admired by many fellow poets, including Seamus Heaney and Douglas Dunn, his poems are deeply individual and unmistakable in their setting: ‘the small green world’ of the Orkney Islands where he lived for most of his life with its elemental forces of sea and sky and Norse and Icelandic ancestry, is brought vividly and memorably to life. Here, his rich resonant poetry is collected in one volume, making available again many poems that are otherwise out of print.
George Mackay Brown
Brian Murray read English at Glasgow University and was a teacher in the West of Scotland. With Archie Bevan he has been editing the unpublished and uncollected work of George Mackay Brown – seven volumes to date, with an eighth just completed. Like his daughter Rowena, he was a long-term friend of the writer.