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Chapman Issue 98

Issue: 98 - Remembering Donald Dewar

Donald Dewar’s sudden death shocked Scotland. Writers sent in poems and appreciations spontaneously, so we commissioned more. We remembers the man who helped establish our devolved Parliament. Poetry and memoires from art and book-dealers who fed his passions for these, and friends, colleagues, as well as writers: David Campbell, Janice Galloway, Anne Lorne Gillies, Donald Smith, Maureen Sangster, David and Judy Steel and Ruth Wishart. Robert Calder celebrates the spark of Jessie Kesson, exploring her uniquely individual writing and her life. We meet the wife of Satan in Alan Bissett’s story ‘Jennifer Lucifer’, and Susan Davis’s ‘Heaven Sent’ reminds us what a God-send a good man is. Colin Mackay takes a cheeky look at the Edinburgh Festival, Neil K Henderson gives a potted history of the haggis and Hugh McMillan’s Gaelic Bard greets the First Millennium. Edward Wilson’s moving story ‘Remembrance Day’ draws on his harrowing experiences as a GI in the Vietnam War. New poetry by Sheena Blackhall, Ian Crockett, Norman Krietman, Tony McManus and many others in with our volatile and unpredictable mix of poetry, fiction and reviews. Featured Artist Shona Dougall’s stunningly colourful water-colours of figure, face and townscapes add a shrewd but percepetive dimension. June 2001, 144pp, 215 x 150 mm, pbk, ISBN-10: 1-903700-00-0 / ISBN-13: 978-1-903700-00-6 £5.80