Parallel Worlds

Cover of 'Parallel Worlds'

Parallel Worlds is Christine's fourth poetry collection. It was published in 2005 by Luath Press. Published for the first time outwith Shetland, Parallel Worlds takes some new directions: about two-thirds of the poems are in Shetlandic; more are also written in recognisable forms; there are poems which explore the use of shape and there are several translations of poems by other writers

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  • "The poet shows great skill in rendering meaningful Shetland poems from a variety of original sources."The New Shetlander, No. 234 - Yule Issue 2005
  • "She has again proved herself to be both a fine poet and a worthy ambassador for Shetland literature."The Shetland Times, September 2005
  • "This is poetry to be spoken aloud, allowing the sound of the words to form in the mind."The Herald, October 2005
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