Friday, December 07, 2007

Scales Dog

Scales Dog, really a New and Selected Poems by Alexander Hutchison is now out, published by Salt. His last collection, Carbon Atom, much of which is included in Scales Dog, was terrific. I’m going to have to leave buying Scales Dog until January (and wouldn’t have time to start reading it until then anyway), but it looks like being one of the best collections of the year - if the rest of it is as good as the bits and pieces I've read so far.

2 comments:

Colin Will said...

I've ordered it although, like you, I doubt if I'll have time to read it before January. I've known Sandy for years - he's an asset to Scottish writing and writers - and I value him very highly.

Cailleach said...

Thanks guys, this looks interesting; I've had a wee look at the samples and I want to read more.