20th August 2018
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Bog poems go on display

Bog poems go on display

The Bards in the Bog project kicked off in earnest this week, as the first poems were framed for display on public toilet doors around Shet­land.Out of many entries from around the world, six of the best were selected by Shetland’s “poet part­ner” Jen Hadfield.“Settling on six poem... Read more...

Hadfield in line for prize

Hadfield in line for prize

Shetland-based poet Jen Hadfield has been shortlisted in the poetry category of the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards which are run in partnership with the Scottish Arts Council.This latest achievement adds to the list of accolades she has received for her poetry collection Nigh-No-... Read more...

Hunt is on for bog standard poetry

Hunt is on for bog standard poetry

Poets are being invited to submit work that will go on display in Shetland's public toilets in a new "Bards in the Bog" project.Of those submitted six will be chosen by the isles' poet partner Jen Hadfield, who recently won the TS Eliot Prize, to be shown in all leisure centre toilets, the Esplana... Read more...

Literary triumph for poet Hadfield

Literary triumph for poet Hadfield

Burra-based poet Jen Hadfield received a welcome shock this week when she found out she had won the TS Eliot Prize for poetry for her second collection, Nigh-No-Place.Announced at an awards ceremony packed with stars of the literary world on Monday evening in London, the news was completely unexpe... Read more...

War poets drama

War poets drama

THE ROWAN Tree Theatre Company is performing a play based on two First World War poets as part of Shetland Arts’ autumn touring theatre programme. Not About Heroes, by Stephen Mac­Donald, covers the story of Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon.Owen and Sassoon are perhaps the best known of all t... Read more...

Poets’ work to be read to public

Poets’ work to be read to public

THE WORKS of eight poets from Shetland and Orkney will be read to the public at Shetland Museum on Friday 25th July before being abandoned to the winds and tides of the North Sea.The project is the brainchild of sculptor John Cumming, a Burra man living in Stromness, and is aimed primarily at incr... Read more...