Conversation and Childhood

Posted 1 year ago by Catherine Colwell

Christine De Luca is one of Scotland's most popular poets. Raised in Shetland and a long time resident of Edinburgh, she writes in both English and Shetlandic.

Her poetry has been translated into many languages. She was appointed Edinburgh's Makar, or poet laureate, from 2014 to 2017, a post in which she was unceasingly active on behalf of poetry and of poets.

This first piece is a memory of conversation in her own childhood on Shetland. You can find it here.

The next in the series is a poem about conversation with her own son when he was a child. Find it here.

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