Short Days, Long Shadows
Published by Seren
In this, her twelfth collection, noted poet Sheenagh Pugh steps into a new, northern landscape, the Shetland Islands, and her poems are steeped in the wilder weathers and views of rugged coastlines, sweeping sea-vistas and the hardy historical characters who have inhabited these lands. A poet who considers ‘too accessible’ to be the best sort of compliment, Sheenagh Pugh’s work has as much to offer the general reader as it does to the specialist, who will admire her artful use of traditional forms.
Sheenagh Pugh is a poet, novelist, translator, critic, reviewer and considerable online presence. She has published nine collections of poetry and both a Selected and a Later Selected Poems. She has won many prizes including the Forward Prize for best single poem, the Bridport Prize, the PHRAS prize, the Cardiff International Poetry Prize (twice) and the British Comparative Literature Association’s Translations Prize.