Edinburgh has long inspired writers, from Robert Louis Stevenson to Hugh MacDiarmid.
In this sparkling new collection of poems about the city in the twenty-first century, renowned poet and novelist Ron Butlin draws on his experience as Edinburgh's Makar, or Poet Laureate.
With verve and wit, Butlin leads the reader on a journey through multi-faceted Edinburgh, a place of sweeping vistas and strip bars, grand towers and failed tramlines, world heritage and homelessness.
Underlying all these poems, whether satirical or celebratory, is a deep love for the architecture, landscape and people of Scotland's capital city.
The Magicians of Edinburgh will delight long-time residents and visitors alike.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 112 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Birlinn General
- Publication Date: 06/08/2012
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9781846972362