Counting Down To A Hoggy Christmas – “A Glimmer o Stars” – Lynn Valentine

One of the books of the year for me, this wee collection from Lynn Valentine is a must have and the perfect Christmas Pressie – you still have time to order a Signed Copy.

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‘There is a sense of loss in many of these poems from Lynn Valentine, but never of emptiness. The writing is focussed: ties to family, ties to place, personal and shared experiences. The language is worked in such a way that it feels easy, the sounds sit comfortably in the lines, the words controlled to deliver emotional punch. Even when she steps away from the immediate, when there is a sense of otherness, Lynn Valentine observes the world from a solid place. Read these poems out loud: they’ll resonate.’

– Charlie Gracie – novelist, poet, scriever

‘On picking up Lynn’s pamphlet, find a comfy place to pause and read: all you have to lose is one connection at a time from your daily drudge. Allow your mind to uncouple long enough to embrace her imagery, to wander in and out of light and shade, to unpack elements of recollection with which we will all connect and through her welcome weave of Scots find new adventures to inspire you.’

– Jim Mackintosh – poet, editor, Makar


About Lynn Valentine

Lynn Valentine lives on the Black Isle in the Scottish Highlands. She has her debut poetry collection out with Cinnamon Press early in 2022, after winning their Literature Award in 2020. She loves writing poetry in Scots so was thrilled when she won the Hedgehog Poetry Press’ dialect competition. In 2020 she was one of five ‘North’ poets to be commissioned by the Scottish Poetry Library as part of their Champions Project, writing a poem on the theme of vision. Lynn is widely published in places such as Northwords Now, Atrium, Broken Spine Arts, Lallans, The Island Review, Ink, Sweat and Tears amongst others.

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Product details

  • Paperback : 38 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1-913499-66-2
  • Product dimensions : 14.81 x 0.43 x 0.75 cm
  • Official Release Date: 24th June 2021

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