Kenneth Steven takes us on Columba's difficult journey from Ireland to the west coast of Scotland. He takes us on many other journeys too - both real and imagined, ancient and modern. Columba's journey becomes a metaphor for embarking on journeys of many sorts and from many kinds of shores.
Simple, Powerful, Spiritual.
Kenneth Steven, a bestselling poet, writes with a quiet, gentle spirituality. Images of secret places from the west coast, from its Celtic legacy, and from the lives of the people still there today, are all powerfully evoked in this new collection.
'...enjoying [Kenneth Steven's work] intensely - style and subject.' -- Ted Hughes'...this poet is a worthy successor to such greats as George Mackay Brown, Iain Crichton Smith and Norman MacCaig ... he celebrates Scotland past and present without the least trace of sentimentality.' * The Scots Magazine *
Kenneth Steven lives in Dunkeld in Perthshire and is one of the UK's most popular poets. He is also a highly successful broadcaster, featuring regularly on national radio. His BBC Radio 4 documentary on the island of St Kilda won him a prestigious Sony Award.