John Glenday

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  • Christine McPhee (Independent Scholar)

“Poetry, for me, is all about questions, and nothing to do with answers.” John Glenday.

Scottish poet John Glenday does not “belong to any school of anything – there is no conscious, theoretical basis behind [his] writing; poetry is simply the best possible medium [he] can find, under the circumstances, for saying what needs saying”. He is, nevertheless, an active participant in literary-cultural enterprises on both sides of the river Tay estuary. Indeed, Glenday’s sense of contemporary influence is a “Who’s Who” of contemporary Scottish writing, particularly poetry: “there are writers with whom I feel closely allied, other Scottish writers whose …

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Citation:
McPhee, Christine. "John Glenday". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2004
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=5609, accessed 27 August 2014.]

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