Uncommon Place

Uncommon Place cover

I am a walker and poet and the poems in Uncommon Place, explore our relationship with the shifting nature of the places we walk through. Uncommon Place is rooted in Scotland’s mountains and open spaces, its fenced enclosures and mined ground, and develops from earlier books what Tom Leonard called ‘the most intelligent debate between technology and nature in poetry that I know.’

Paperback: 70 pages
Publisher: Shearsman Books
ISBN: 9781848616356

“Rooted in the local, the poems in this book deliver a profound understanding of emotions engendered by the geologies and natural histories of landscape and what it means to fully inhabit this country: true dwelling; compelling, unique, enduring poetry.”

– Gerry Loose