Tuesday, 9 May 2006

The Poems: The Heilanman's Sporran

The Heilanman's Sporran was published by Mental Health Aberdeen in association with GKB Books in 1999. All proceeds from the sale of the collection went to aid the work of Mental Health Aberdeen, a charity which Sheena regularly supports.

The poems in the collection include ballads and humorous verse in Doric, beautifully crafted descriptive poems in English, and a variety of penetrating translations ('owersettins') of classic and modern poetry.

The cover illustration by Charles Hynes gained the book considerable publicity in the local press: for a time the hale o Aiberdeen buzzed with speculation about the symbolism of the contents of the Heilanman's sporran.

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