Burgess’ new anthology is hailed ‘a gem’

DER3613SL014 Photo: Stephen Latimer
DER3613SL014 Photo: Stephen Latimer

It’s been a busy summer for Derry’s own award-winning Ulster Scots poet, Wilson Burgess, whose new anthology is described as “a gem” by the Linen Hall Library’s John Killen.

The new collection, entitled ‘An Anthology of Ulster-Scots poems by Wilson Burgess’, features work both old and new and has already been accepted into the University of Ulster’s Queens Bookshop and featured on BBC’s Arts Extra programme.

Wilson, from Clooney Terrace in the city, shows no time for slowing up in retirement. In fact, he’s one of the busiest poets around and earlier this year won the Frances Brown International All-Ireland Poetry Competition - for the second time!

His new anthology features a superb Foreword by Dr Frank Ferguson, Director of the Ulster Scots Poetry Project at University of Ulster, and a Preface by John Killen, Linen Hall Library. It’s available from all good bookshops and: www.ullanscentre.co.uk.