Why the Sky is Far Away

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Why the Sky is Far Away is the long-awaited new poetry collection from Mandy Haggith, a unique voice from the ‘top left corner’ of Scotland. She begins with creation and ends with death and in between she wonders about life, love, animals and other family. These are poems that step aside from the urban flow to find tenderness, fun, wisdom and gratitude. If you like bears, you’ll love this book.

Originally from Northumberland, Mandy Haggith has made her home in Assynt in the north west of Scotland where she combines writing with sailing, environmental activism and teaching literature and creative writing at the University of the Highlands and Islands. She won the Robin Jenkins Literary Award for environmental writing in 2009 and in 2013 was poet in residence at the Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherRed Squirrel Press
Number of pages80
ISBN (Print)978-1910437803
Publication statusPublished - 10 Apr 2019


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