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Participants: Rab Wilson

Rab Wilson

Rab Wilson is from New Cumnock in Ayrshire. An ex-miner, he left the pits following the 1984–5 strike to become a psychiatric nurse and, in his own words, “is a poet wha screives maistly in Scots”. His publications include Omar Khayyam in Scots (2004), an ‘owersettin’ of the famous Persian epic, three collections with Luath Press, Accent o the mind: Poems, chiefly in the Scots language (2004), Life Sentence: More Poems Chiefly in the Scots Language (2009) and A Map for the Blind (2011), plus the anthology Chuckies fir the Cairn (2009). 1957 Flying Scot, a Sonnet Redoublé, with a suite of fifteen contemporary jazz compositions by Ben Bryden, was published by Roncadora in 2011.

StAnza 2013 Events:

Fri 08 March | Round Table: Rab Wilson and The Flying Scot
Intimate Reading: Rab Wilson
The Albany Hotel, North Street

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