Selkirk Lapwing Press
the best contemporary poetry from both sides of Hadrian's Wall
Anthology published in November 2006
Both Sides of Hadrian’s Wall
Contemporary poetry from south Scotland and north England
This is a unique anthology of poems written by poets living in the southernmost extremities of Scotland and the northernmost extremities of England. Ranging widely in style and content, the collection reflects the passions, hopes and experiences of those living near the English-Scottish border, and will surprise readers by its variety, complexity, charm and ability to shock.
Supported by the Scottish Arts Council, Both Sides of Hadrian’s Wall was launched at a Big Poetry Event at Selkirk’s County Hotel on Saturday 18 November, when over 125 people celebrated the occasion. Almost fifty poets were present (is this a record?), and most of them read from their own work. It was an extraordinary and brilliant occasion.
A series of Both Sides of Hadrian’s Wall events were held in early 2007 in Carlisle, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Dumfries and Edinburgh.
Isobel Mary Gibson
Ivy Dunnett Lannon