A new release from a favourite publisher, Luath. First, a wee bit about the publisher as it’s interesting:
“Established in 1981, Luath Press is a leading independent book publisher with over 300 books in print including modern fiction, history, travel guides, poetry and much more.
Luath Press takes its name from Robert Burns, whose little collie Luath (Gael., swift or nimble) tripped up Jean Armour at a wedding and gave him the chance to speak to the woman who was to be his wife and the abiding love of his life. Burns called one of The Twa Dogs Luath after Cuchullin’s hunting dog in Ossian’s Fingal. Luath Press was established in 1981 in the heart of Burns country, and is now based a few steps up the road from Burns’ first lodgings on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Luath offers you distinctive writing with a hint of unexpected pleasures.”
Unfortunately there’s no excerpts from the book but I’m intrigued nonetheless - what do you think?
Let the powder clouds of Holi – the festival of colour – cover you in purple, pink and green. Be mesmerised by the proud hooded cobra weaving its charm. Join a wedding wrapped up in reams of yellow silk and incense and alive with the swish of green kilts and the sound of bagpipes. Watch the snow melt on the crest of soft dawns and feel the slash of rain against your numb cheek as the wind races across from the North Sea. Read Bashabi Fraser’s poetry and experience a swirl of emotions and images. A Bengali poet living in Scotland, Bashabi Fraser creatively spans the different worlds she inhabits, celebrating the contrasts of the two countries whilst also finding commonality. Focussing on clear themes and issues – displacement, removal, belonging, identity, war – her poetry is vibrant with feeling and comes alive in an outrageous game of sound patterns.”
A Bengali poet living in Scotland, Bashabi Fraser creatively spans the different worlds she inhabits, celebrating the contrasts of the two countries whilst also finding commonality. The poems in ‘Tartan and Turban’ focus on clear themes and issues – displacement, removal, belonging, identity and war.