Frae Wisconsin tae Wigtown: How an American won a Scots poetry prize



The roots of poetry run deep in the south of Scotland.
The lands that were once home to Robert Burns, James Hogg and Christopher Murray Grieve - better known as Hugh MacDiarmid - have inspired more than their fair share of verse.
Here, too, sits the nation's book town and home to an annual poetry prize - one section of which celebrates the Scots language.
But as soon as this year's winner of that particular award speaks, you would know she hails from a little further west than Wigtown.
Renita Boyle was born and raised in Wisconsin.
She picked up a storytelling bug from her... read more

 
6 October 2016 in Regional, Views: 41
Source: BBC
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