Tag Archives: Don Paterson

Three notes: 3, on Scots

(A couple of weeks before Xmas, while I was waiting around to be chosen for jury duty, I was reflecting on the relation between the work I was doing on Scots in my old school, and the latest manifestations of … Continue reading

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Non-Standard (2)

(This second part is drawn from the lectures I delivered at Newcastle on ‘Modern Scottish Poetry’, a course I taught until it became evident that Creative Writing was where all the effort needed to go, in terms of designing an … Continue reading

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Non-standard (1)

(Following on from my previous post, this is the intro to a talk I gave at, possibly, the 2005 British Council Oxford Conference – I say ‘possibly’, because I can’t find any confirmation on the British Council’s site. Perhaps a … Continue reading

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Makaroni Peh

(Here’s a splicing together of the short statement I sent out to The Courier and the text of the even shorter speech I gave by way of intro to the first commissioned poem as Dundee’s Makar, or laureate. That was … Continue reading

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Interview for Gentleman

(Gentleman is an Indian magazine: about ten years ago, my old pal from Kolkatta, Debanjan Chakrabarti, wrote up this interview based on my last trip to India. I was just getting some poems together for my next trip — next … Continue reading

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Scotlit’s subliminal awards

(A version of this article appeared in Scotland on Sunday in January 2004. It reflects on the shift in policy on the part of the Scottish Arts Council from giving a series of small awards to giving one large one.) … Continue reading

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