Today we are lucky to have a trio of new, unpublished poems from Stewart Sanderson, a poet born in Glasgow but living in the West Midlands where he works as an Arts Development Officer. He’s had two pamphlets published by Tapsalteerie, the more recent of the two being An Offering. Stewart’s website can be found here. All three of these poems show something of Stewart’s deep linguistic interest in Scots and Scottish history and literature, as well as his technical and formal skill. I think these poems are to a certain extent very symptomatic texts of our corona-virus-addled times – the focus on keeping clean, the looking back to historical outbreaks of disease, and the sudden vividness and otherness of our dreams.