Dat Trickster Sun

Cover of 'Dat Trickster Sun'

Dat Trickster Sun, published in 2014, is Christine's seventh poetry collection. It was published by Mariscat Press and was shortlisted for The Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets in 2014.

This collection of English and Shetland dialect poems has been described as "a more metaphysical take on life but, more often than not, the poems are rooted in landscape, in nature and in the human condition."

Cover of 'Questo sole furfante'

Since publication, this collection has been translated into Italian by Prof Francesca Romana Paci, Questo sole furfante. This bi-lingual version was published by Nuova Trauben, Torino, Italy in 2015.

Francesca worked closely with Christine and the collection was launched in Sardinia, at Ottobre in Poesia, the literature festival held in Sassari in October 2015.

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Dat Trickster Sun can be purchased directly from the publisher, Mariscat Press, from bookshops or from the author.Questo sole furfante is also available directly from the author.

Poems from the book

Audio from the book


  • "a well-produced pamphlet from Mariscat...it ends with an ambitious poem on the subject of dialect"Sally Evans, Northwords Now Issue 28, Autumn 2014
  • "Her English and Shetlandic sit well together in this master class in how to edit and sequence poems in a collection."Gail Low, Dundee University: Review of the Arts, February 2015
  • "De Luca's voice is distinctive and different, but at the same time "sib [related] tae da hale wirld""Andrew McCulloch, Times Literary Supplement, November 2014
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