Twelve poets at Edinburgh Park (paperback)

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National Galleries of Scotland
Introduction and text: Ian Wall
Page count:
32 printed pages
24 colour photographs

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Information illustrated guide to the generous gift of twelve bronze busts of twelve of Scotland’s most celebrated poets by sculptors working in Scotland commissioned for Edinburgh Park, a business park in the west of Edinburgh, South Gyle.

This book illustrates the following twelve poets, together with biographical information on the poets and examples of their works. Douglas Dunn, W.S. Graham, Hamish Henderson, Jackie Kay, Tom Leonard, Liz Lochhead, Norman MacCaig, Hugh MacDiarmid, Sorley MacLean, Naomi Mitchison, Edwin Morgan, Iain Crichton Smith.

These bronze busts, which are located in the beautiful landscape of the park, are part of an award-winning public art programme that aims to make art more accessible as well as providing pleasure and interest to the people working in and visiting the park.

In an extension of this project, a second cast of each of the busts has been generously gifted to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, will ensure that as many people in Scotland, in as many different places, will be able to see the sculptures of the twelve poets.