Makar/Unmakar: Twelve Contemporary Poets in Scotland is a book-length anthology showcasing a dozen of the most vital poets living and writing in Scotland today.
These are makars in the true sense: poets as makers, their poetry a vehicle for making (and unmaking) ideas of identity, community, reality and truth, realised within and against a world of austerity and precarity, reactionary right-wing populism, surveillance capitalism and ecological catastrophe. Their work is to be found growing between the cracks of the Scottish literary establishment: online, in zines, on independent presses, and on the stages of the country’s flourishing live poetry scene. Gathered together in Makar/Unmakar, it presents a remarkable snapshot of the most urgent and innovative poetry of our time, and an indispensable introduction to some of the best poets in Scotland working outside the mainstream.
Makar/Unmakar is edited by Calum Rodger and features poetry by Juana Adcock, Tessa Berring, Callie Gardner, Harry Josephine Giles, Colin Herd, Daisy Lafarge, Nick-e Melville, Iain Morrison, Nat Raha, Maria Sledmere, Alice Tarbuck & Kate Tough.