Jim Mainland to launch new collection

Shetland’ s Wordplay Festival this September will see the first reading and launch of League of Notions, a pamphlet of new poems by Nibon’s Jim Mainland.

Mr Mainland, a committed poet who writes every day, has only recently retired as principal teacher of English at Brae High School, where he helped and encouraged many younger writers.

The pamphlet will be published by Hansel Cooperative, who have previously produced similar works by Stella Sutherland , Laureen Johnston and Christie Williamson. The graphic design and illustrations are by Orkney sculptor Frances Pelly.

In his foreword to the pamphlet, Donald Anderson says “His poetry is like him. He once told me that he wrote because he couldn’t sing. His poetry can sing.”


Add Your Comment

Add Your Comment

Please note, it is the policy of The Shetland Times to publish comments and letters from named individuals only. Both forename and surname are required.

Comments are moderated. Contributors must observe normal standards of decency and tolerance for the opinions of others.

The views expressed are those of contributors and not of The Shetland Times.

The Shetland Times reserves the right to decline or remove any contribution without notice or stating reason.

Comments are limited to 200 words but please email longer articles or letters to editorial@shetlandtimes.co.uk for consideration and include a daytime telephone number and your address. If emailing information in confidence please put "Not for publication" in both the subject line and at the top of the main message.

200 words left

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Get Latest News in Your Inbox

Join the The Shetland Times mailing list to get one daily email update at midday on what's happening in Shetland.