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As Though We Were Flying

As Though We Were Flying

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Celebratory or elegiac, whether set in Orkney, Spain, coastal Fife or Edinburgh, Andrew Greig’s poems are acts of attention, when the mind wakes up and the world snaps into focus.

“Andrew Greig is a Scottish poet of sensitivity and resilience. He deals with high-risk situations... and is particularly good at presenting the gamut of feelings involved in rites of passage: high endeavour, commitment, holding back, drift, release.”
Edwin Morgan

“When I first read the poems, I started writing down the ones I was really impressed by, but I gave that up after I’d written down 4 of the first 5.”
Norman MacCaig

“It is now a commonplace to say that most exciting new writing comes from north of the border. If further proof were needed, Greig provides it.”
The Times

Andrew Greig has published eight collections of poetry, mostly with Bloodaxe, including The Order of the Day (a Poetry Book Society Choice) and This Life, This Life: New & Selected Poems (2006). His six novels include That Summer (2000), The Return of John Macnab (1996) and its late sequel Romanno Bridge (2008), and In Another Light (2004), the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year. He is also especially well-known for his non-fiction titles Preferred Lies (2007) and At the Loch of the Green Corrie (2011). He lives in Edinburgh and Orkney, with his wife, novelist Lesley Glaister.
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