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100 Welcomes to a Dying Language


320 Pages, 5.43 x 7.09

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $39.95 (US $39.95) (CA $39.95)

Publication Date: February 2017

ISBN 9781910745540

Rights: US & CA

Luath Press Ltd (Feb 2017)

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This is a collection of Robert Allan Jamieson’s Shetlandic poetry spanning the entirety of his writing life. It contains both original poetry and poetry in translation from many of the marginal or disappearing languages of the world, including Hungarian, Greek, Icelandic, Catalan and Turkish. There is also lengthy essay exploring the value of writing in Shetlandic. An English translation is included for the essay and all of the poems.

Author Biography

Robert Alan Jamieson was born in 1958 into the crofting community of Sandness on Shetland. Since graduating from the University of Edinburgh he has held the William Soutar Fellowship, co-edited the Edinburgh Review and tutored creative writing at Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities. His work appears in many anthologies, he has published a poetry collection (Shoormal) and three novels (Soor Hearts, Thin Wealth and A Day at the Office). In 2005 A Day at the Office was featured in The List?s ?100 Best Scottish Books of All Time?. He is currently teaching a Creative Writing course at Edinburgh University.