Monday January 27, 2020

In praise of a poet

Andrew Greig merges poetry, memory and eulogy in his latest work, which was inspired by a request from Scottish poet Norman MacCaig to fish at the Loch of the Green Corrie in northern Scotland

29th May, 2010

Scottish writer Andrew Greig is a poor to middling fisherman, but a true fisherman he is, because he enjoys fishing all day even if he catches nothing.

He could have been a poor musician too, only his head was turned by poetry when, aged 17, he was invited to the Edinburgh flat of Norman MacCaig to discuss a poem he had sent to the schoolteacher and poet.

Then in his 50s,MacCaig was a doyen of Scottish...

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