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Chapman Issue 94

Issue: 94 - Poetry at War: A New Scotland Speaks

In a major essay, ‘Verse and Bosnia’, based on three new books of poetry ‘inspired’ by the Balkans conflict, Angus Calder asks if poetry can defeat genocide in his major essay; in ‘Epilogue: the Last Day’, Tom Nairn strangles the New Ministry and the media, revisiting the day we voted for Devolution. Graeme Orr compares Scotland’s new role with Slovenia’s moves towards independence and Nigel Grant discusses (in Scots) how Scots might figure in the Devolved Parliament. New work by Des Dillon, Helen Lamb, W N Herbert, Tom Pow, Kenneth C Steven &c. In Paul Foy’s ‘Clootie Dumpling’ the Devil visits a smoky pub to watch Scotland in the World Cup and is highly impressed by the locals, Frances Campbell takes A Nine o’ Clock Vampire on her rounds and Christopher Whyte speaks on country and love. 104 pp, 1999, ISBN-10: 0-906772-90-7 / ISBN-13: 978-0-906772-90-4 £5.00