‘From the Ganga to the Tay: An Epic Poem’ by Bashabi Fraser

The notion that creativity has an intimate, secret connection to water has long nurtured the poetry of South Asia and Northern Europe. Accounts of the legendary origins of the River Ganges are well-known and rivers have featured in the writings of Rabindranath Tagore, Arvind Krishna Mehrota, Bhartrihari, and Keki Daruwalla, among others. In Scotland, a […]

From the Vibrant Margin

Literary Journals at the Scottish Writing Exhibition, Philadelphia 2006 It is an open secret that the official text of “literature” is produced in the margins of culture. What Jerome Rothenberg has said of American poetry could equally be said of Scottish writing: “the mainstream of [Scotland’s literature], the part by which it has been & […]

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