Love And Zen In The Outer Hebrides

Love And Zen In The Outer Hebrides

by Kevin MacNeil


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This collection marks the arrival of a major new talent in Scottish poetry. Kevin MacNeil's voice and vision, while rooted in the Hebridean islands, is open to a wide range of cultures, not only those of Scotland - from Gaeldom to urban Scotland - but to the wider European and American mind and, through his interest in Zen Buddhism, to Japanese and Chinese culture.
With astonishing freshness and versatility, MacNeil's poetry creates powerful connections and new combinations -he has wit as well as feeling, a powerful sense of the past and the local while being resolutely turned towards the future and the cross-cultural.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780862418120
Publisher: Canongate Books
Publication date: 01/01/2001
Edition description: Main
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Kevin MacNeil/Caoimhin MacN ill was born on the Outer Hebridean island of Lewis (Scotland) and is a widely published writer of poetry, prose and drama (English and Gaelic). He was educated at the Nicolson Institute, University of Edinburgh and Sabhal M r Ostaig. He is the first person from this country to win the prestigious Tivoli Europa Giovani International Poetry Prize and is currently living on the Isle of Skye, where he is employed as the inaugural Iain Crichton Smith Writing Fellow (writer in residence for the Highlands area of Scotland). MacNeil has extensive experience in leading writing workshops and has read his work at a great many venues in a number of countries. He is a founding member of the trip-hop poetry band Tomorrowscope. His work has been translated into 10 languages. MacNeil is currently completing a novel.

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