We’re thrilled to join Galileo Publishers in announcing the publication of a new poetry collection from the renowned Scottish poet Tom Pow.

It’s his first full collection since the thematic explorations of Dear Alice – Narratives of Madness (2009), A Wild Adventure – Thomas Watling, Dumfries Convict Forger (2014) and Concerning the Atlas of Scotland (2014). Like all his work, from Rough Seas (1987) onwards, the poems here are imprinted with landscapes, relationships and memories, but they also show how encounters with painting, with reading and with history, through imaginative sympathy, can be transformed into personal lived experiences.

…this collection is rich with riveting stories, luscious descriptions of the natural world, droll character studies and moving elegies, but it’s his relentless compassion which will stay with us longest…

– John Glenday, from the foreword

Pow’s Dear Alice, Narratives of Madness won the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Poetry Book of the Year in 2009, the same year In The Becoming – New and Selected Poems was published. Recolectores de Nueces (The Walnut Gatherers), a bi-lingual selection of poems, translated by Jorge Fondebrider, was published in 2015.

He edited Barefoot – The Collected Poems of Alastair Reid (2018). He has held several residences, has been the recipient of a number of major bursaries and awards and his work has been recorded for The Poetry Archive. In 2019, he was Creative Director of A Year of Conversation.

Galileo is proud to welcome Tom Pow to its poetry list which includes Nan Shepherd, George Mackay Brown and Alastair Reid.

Order it here.