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Lesley Duncan

Poet - The Hunterian Poems

As poetry editor of The Herald, Lesley Duncan has for almost two decades chosen and introduced the newspaper's popular daily poem feature. Her own collection, Images Not Icons, was published in 2010, as were two poetry pamphlets on Scottish historical themes.

Lesley Duncan

Lesley Duncan

Much of her own poetry had been published in The Herald, online, and in various anthologies. She has co-edited several anthologies, including the major Edinburgh Book of Twentieth-Century Scottish Poetry (with the late Maurice Lindsay), The Wallace Muse (with Elspeth King), and (with Alan Riach) The Smeddum Test, a compilation of twenty-first-century poetry in Scots from the annual McCash Poetry Competition.

In 2014 she was made an Honorary Fellow of the Association for Scottish Literary Studies.


It was fabulous to hear Janice Galloway read from her book Jellyfish. A great evening.

Attendee (Main Festival)

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