Alan Riach

Professor of Scottish Literature at Glasgow University

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ESSAY A series of poetry reading: From Faroes and Latvia to Biggar

THE intimacy of language itself is the first priority: how it sounds and is heard; where it comes from, in terms of the poet’s body, voice, nation and history; her or his geography; domestic circumstance; political position – all these have bearing and deep significance, especially for the poet.