January 20, 2011
The New Scots Makar
Scotland has introduced their new Makar to the world - the poet and playwright, Liz Lochhead, will serve the position similar to our American Poet Laureate. She comes across as an appealing person, warm and witty, in the youtube vid and this bit of background information makes me want to find more out about her work, her interest in feminism and gothic-tinted literature and theatre as writer and performer only adds to that. Finding it difficult to find any complete poems of hers online - and too tired to do a more thorough search as it's getting late...but this only sends me off into more yearning - I want to go back to Scotland - and I wish I had gone sooner. Ah well...now I will just have to make sure I don't wait until far later for a return trip.