Review of Glims o Origin

Review of 'Glims o Origin', Jim Maitland, The New Shetlander, No 283, Voar 2018

It is fascinating how intense the poems are marked by the sense of place without being excluding, rather the opposite. This turning towards the place and the distinctive - the digging in the haystacks, in the geological layers, in the work, the language and the history - makes the place and the poetic pictures expanding. The poem becomes in itself a place able to refine and convey knowledge.