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portrait of W N Herbert

W N Herbert

W.N. Herbert is a highly versatile poet who writes both in English and Scots. His recent work includes The Big Bumper Book of Troy (2002), Bad Shaman Blues (2006) and Omnesia (2013) plus a practical guide called Writing Poetry published by Routledge in 2010. Twice shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize, his collections have also been shortlisted for the Forward Prize, McVities Prize, Saltire Awards and Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award. Four are Poetry Book Society Recommendations.

Poems translated by W N Herbert