Publications

 

 

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Academic / literary articles:

  • (2011) The influence of Sir Thomas Urquhart on the work of poet Sydney Goodsir Smith – in Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty: 400th Anniversary Conference (ed. Alexander F. Thomson).
  • (2012) review of A Time of Tyrants: Scotland and the Second World War by Trevor Royle – in The Edinburgh Review (no. 134).
  • (2013) ‘Luve’s Arcane Delirium’: A Reading of Sydney Goodsir Smith’s Under the Eildon Tree – in Scottish Literary Review.
  • (2013) ‘This reluctant ink’: The poetry of Roderick Watson – online at textualities.
  • (2013) review of The Edinburgh Companion to 20th Century British and American War Literature – online at textualities
  • (2013) ‘Committed and Confessional’: Sorley MacLean’s Poetry of World War Two – in eSharp.
  • (2013) ‘Ferns like poems’: The poetry of Ian Abbot – in Northwords Now (no. 24).
  • (2013) ‘Angus in Tollcross’: The Poetry of Angus Calder – in The Dark Horse (no. 30).
  • (2014) ‘Maister Francois Villon’ and the Translations of Tom Scott, William J. Tait and Norman Cameron – in Quaich: An Anthology of Translation in Scotland Today. 
  • (2014) (co-authored with Stefanie Van de Peer) Acknowledged Legislators: ‘Lived experience’ in Scottish poetry films – in International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen.
  • (2015) ‘Hay saw Bizerta burn’: Scottish Poetry in North Africa during World War Two – online at al.arte magazine. 
  • (2015) ‘The Adjacent Kingdom of England’: England, Scotland and World War Two in the Poetry of Douglas Young – in Études Ecossaises.
  • (2015) review of Rosemary Tonks The Bedouin of the London Evening – online at Magma
  • (2015) Two articles on Sydney Goodsir Smith (‘On the trail of the extinct Auk’ and ‘Sydney Goodsir Smith’s Skail Wind‘) – in Fras (no. 22).
  • (2015) ‘Mak siccar’: A Reading and Critical Commentary of Hamish Henderson’s Elegies for the Dead in Cyrenaica – in Anent Hamish Henderson: Essays, Poems, Reviews. 
  • (2015) ‘Amang the Buiks’ (An essay on bookcollecting) – in The Dark Horse (20th Anniversary).
  • (2016) The Sinner by Stuart MacGregor – online at Bella Caledonia
  • (2016) reviews of poetry collections by Gregory Woods, Mel Pryor and Yvonne Green – in Magma (no. 64).
  • (2016) article on the poetry of Ian Abbot – online at the Scottish Poetry Library website.
  • (2016) article on the poetry of Andrew Young – online at the Scottish Poetry Library website.
  • (2016) article on the poetry of Douglas Young – online at the Scottish Poetry Library website.
  • (2016) article on the poetry of Alasdair Maclean – online at the Scottish Poetry Library website.
  • (2016) article on the poetry of Alexander Scott – online at the Scottish Poetry Library website.
  • (2016) article on the poetry of Ruthven Todd – online at the Scottish Poetry Library website.
  • (2016) article on the poetry of Alan Bold – online at the Scottish Poetry Library website.
  • (2016) article on the poetry of Tom Buchan – online at the Scottish Poetry Library website.
  • (2016) Joan Ure: The dangers of fighting to be heard in poetry – online at Dangerous Women Project. 
  • (2017) Poetry – Can you make a living from that? – online at Versopolis
  • (2017) ‘Tom Scott as Religious Poet: The Paschal Candill in Context’ – in Studies in Scottish Literature.
  • (2017) ‘Mither Tongue’: Scottish Women Poets of the 20th Century – in The Dark Horse (no. 38).
  • (2017) Sydney Goodsir Smith on Roy Campbell – in Fras (no. 27).
  • (2017) four reviews of various poetry collections for The Bottle Imp
  • (2017) review of two ASLS companion volumes (Edwin Morgan and Scottish Poetry) – in Scottish Affairs
  • (2018) article on the poetry of Joan Ure – online at the Scottish Poetry Library website.
  • (2018) review of Scotland in Europe / Europe in Scotland – in Scottish Studies Newsletter.
  • (2019) article on Edwin Morgan’s poetry of World War Two with an emphasis on his long poem sequence ‘The New Divan’, published online at Wild Court
  • (2019) joint article written with Alistair Peebles about the poetry of Joan Ure, online at the Brae Editions website.
  • (2019) critical article: ‘A Man in Constant Revolt: Hugh MacDiarmid’s Poetry of World War Two’ – in International Review of Scottish Studies. 
  • (2019) 2000 word review of MacGillivray’s The Gaelic Garden of the Dead from Bloodaxe, on the Poetry School website.
  • (forthcoming) a dozen entries on various Scottish poets and authors for The Edinburgh Dictionary of National Biography. 
  • (forthcoming) a long critical article on the poetry of Joan Ure – in Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies. 

 

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