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Wain: LGBT Reimaginings of Scottish Folklore

Wain: LGBT Reimaginings of Scottish Folklore

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Wain: LGBT Reimaginings of Scottish Folklore is a book of poetry by Rachel Plummer, with illustrations by Helene Boppert.

Softcover, 80pp. 2019, The Emma Press.

From the publisher:

Wain is an illustrated collection of LGBT-themed poetry aimed at teens (but suitable for all ages), based on retellings of Scottish folk tales. 

Rachel Plummer is a poet living in Edinburgh. They are a Scottish Book Trust New Writer’s Award winner (2016) and have won or placed in numerous other awards and competitions, including the Troubadour Prize, the Flambard Prize, the Penfro, and Canterbury Festival’s Poet of the Year Award. Rachel’s poetry has appeared in magazines including The Dark Horse, Mslexia, Agenda, Interpreter’s House, Gutter and New Walk, and anthologies including New Writing Scotland (2017, published by ASLS), The Emma Press Anthology of Love, and 154 from Live Canon, an anthology of contemporary responses to Shakespeare’s sonnets. In 2017 they published a pamphlet of sci-fi poetry with House Press and received a cultural commission from LGBT Youth Scotland to write the poems that appear in Wain. They run creative writing workshops for children and teens. They have two children, three guinea pigs, and entirely too many books. 

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