Over the past 20 years, Kenneth Steven has become one of the countrys most popular poets. Drawing on a quiet Celtic spirituality and a love of wild Scotland, his engaging poetry offers us something beautiful, evocative, moving and captivating.
In Island, Kenneth Steven has chosen over 100 poems, including some of his best and most loved poems along with a selection of new work.
Kenneth Steven lives in Dunkeld in Perthshire. He is a highly successful broadcaster, featuring regularly on national radio. His BBC Radio 4 documentary on the island of St Kilda won him a prestigious Sony Award.
I find myself dipping very naturally into the poems, which have great freshness and honesty, often amounting to a striking purity and a real grasp of the physical essence of things. Theyre full of arresting phrases and images, and theyre full of heart.
Enjoying Kenneth Stevens work intensely style and subject.
Kenneth Stevens poems ring bells in us, and chime with the profoundest responses of the human spirit.
Kenneth Steven has a ready sensitivity to the beauty of small moments.