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Participants: Alan Riach

Alan Riach

Alan Riach is the Professor of Scottish Literature at Glasgow University and President of the Association for Scottish Literary Studies.  He is the general editor of the Collected Works of Hugh MacDiarmid (Carcanet), the author of Representing Scotland in Literature, Popular Culture and Iconography (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005) and co-author of Arts of Resistance: Poets, Portraits and Landscapes of Modern Scotland (Luath, 2008).  His fourth book of poems, Clearances (2001), follows First & Last Songs (1995), An Open Return (1991) and This Folding Map (1990).  His radio series The Good of the Arts, first broadcast in New Zealand 2001, may be visited at

StAnza 2009 Events:

Thu 19 March | The StAnza Discussion
Kate Clanchy, Stephen Scobie, Thomas A Clark, Peter McCarey, David Mach & Alan Riach (chair) discuss homecoming and Scottish identity
The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Supper Room

Thu 19 March | Five O’Clock Verses
Reading: Alan Riach, Gerrie Fellows
Parliament Hall, South Street

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