Edited and designed by Chistopher Carrell.

Seven Poets: Hugh MacDiarmid, Norman MacCaig, Iain Crichton Smith, George Mackay Brown, Robert Garioch, Sorley MacLean, Edwin Morgan.

Published: Glasgow: Third Eye Centre 1981.

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Introduced by Neal Ascherson. Contains a selections of original and previously published work by each of the poets, except MacDiarmid; as well as interviews with six of the poets conducted by Marshall Walker, and one with Alexander Moffat conducted by Timothy Hyman. One of 100 numbered clothbound copies signed by Norman MacCaig, Iain Crichton Smith, George Mackay Brown, Robert Garioch, Sorley MacLean, Edwin Morgan and Alexander Moffat, from a total edition of 2000 (the other 1900 copies were unsigned and card covered). The 100 numbered and signed clothbound copies were not, although stated, signed by Robert Garioch who died just before publication; however, although not called for, they were signed by Jessie Ann Matthew. Biographical details and selected publications for each poet compiled by Hamish Whyte.

Bibliography
Alexander Moffat studied at Edinburgh College of Art from 1960 to 64. Alongside his friend John Bellany, Moffat emerged as one of the Scottish Realists, so-called because of their social awareness and rejection of the decorative principles that defined much Scottish art during the first half of the twentieth century. Moffat was particularly close to the poet Hugh MacDiarmid and his literary circle. From 1979 Moffat taught at Glasgow School of Art where he encouraged a new generation of Scottish figurative painters including Peter Howson, Ken Currie and Steven Campbell.

Note
The dustjacket cover shows Alexander Moffat's painting 'Poet's Pub' now hanging in the National Gallery in Edinburgh.

Condition
Fine in like dj.

£300

Offered by William Cowan