Review of Wast wi da Valkyries

"The Shetland Library is to be congratulated for an imaginative edition of Christine De Luca's Wast wi da Valkyries. It is a fine piece of clean, spacious book design that gives the poems room to breathe...strong water-colour vignettes by Alexa Rutherford enhance the typography and neither duplicate nor distract from the poems. These poems, set in the seas and skies of Shetland, with the weight of Norse mythology on the one hand and modern technology on the other, should, I suppose, remind me of the great northern isles poetry of George Mackay Brown. In fact they make me think Christine De Luca is becoming a substantial poet in her own right."

Review of 'Wast wi da Valkyries', Books in Scotland No. 66, 1998


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