Moder Dy

Roseanne Watt

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Birlinn General
9 May 2019
ISBN: 9781846974878
Paperback

From the publisher

Winner of an Eric Gregory Award, 2020 Winner of a Somerset Maugham Award, 2020 'The old Shetland fishermen still speak with something like reverence of the forgotten art of steering by the moder dy (mother wave), the name given to an underswell which it is said always travels in the direction of home' Written in English, interspersed with Shetlandic dialect throughout, this eagerly awaited debut collection from Shetland poet Roseanne Watt contains profound, assured and wilfully spare poems that are built from the sight, sound and heartbeat of the land as much as from the sea. In rigorously controlled, concise, and vivid language Watt offers glimpses of the landscape alongside which we find the most complex and mysterious of human experiences.