MEND - These Islands, We Sing
This month sees the release of These Islands, We Sing a new collection of poetry from publishers Polygon. As the Polygon web blurb says "this anthology pays tribute to the islands’ creative output by bringing together a huge array of poetic talent, from the internationally-renowned – Sorley Maclean, Iain Crichton Smith, George Mackay Brown, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Hugh MacDairmid – to those fantastic poets deserving of more attention – Jim Mainland, Aonghas MacNeacail, Meg Bateman, Alex Cluness, Jen Hadfield, and many more – in one wonderful collection. With poems exploring the themes of love, language, landscape, identity and belonging, These Islands, We Sing is a significant and heartfelt celebration of poetry and place."
This collection is of particular interest to us here at New Dead Language as it features a number of poems from our very first publication, MEND by Alex Cluness. We are extremely proud to have worked with Alex on the original pamphlet and are delighted to see a selection of these poems reaching a wider audience.
If anyone is interested in purchasing a copy of MEND it is now available over on our etsy page.