John Glenday

Christine McPhee (Independent Scholar - Europe)
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“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 work and philosophies attract and influence me: John Burnside [Living Nowhere, 2002], Robert Crawford [The Tip of My

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Citation: McPhee, Christine. "John Glenday". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2004 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=5609, accessed 26 May 2024.]

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