David Scott: Beyond the Drift

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I have only just learned from the Bloodaxe Books website that the poet David Scott passed away earlier this year. I take the opportunity here to post a review that I wrote on the appearance of Beyond the Drift, New and Selected Poems. The review was first published in TheNorth in 2015. .Here is a link to the poet’s page on the Blooaxe Books website:

https://www.bloodaxebooks.com/ecs/category/david-scott

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David Scott’s Beyond the Drift, New and Selected Poems reviewed by David Cooke

beyond the driftBeyond the Drift, New and Selected Poems by David Scott. £14.99. Bloodaxe Books. ISBN: 9781780371047

David Scott’s Beyond the Drift, New and Selected Poems brings together seventy poems written since Piecing Together (2005) alongside the contents of two earlier collections and the new work he included in his previous Selected Poems (1998). Until his recent retirement, Scott worked as an Anglican vicar in various parishes and…

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