The Trysting Thorns: women poets responding to the life and work of Robert Burns
The Scottish Poetry Library commissioned four women – Janette Ayachi, Victoria McNulty, Susi Briggs and Morag Anderson – to respond to the poetry and life of Burns and wrestle with the questions: why Scotland continues to celebrate the bard, and how the writers felt about his legacy. They all address Burns and the Burns cult with a critical eye (and ear) and explore the issues of gender and misogyny in his work and how that is passed down unspoken in celebration.
Read their responses to the brief here.
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