Les Animots: A Human Bestiary

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9780992648596-Coverby Gordon Meade
images by Douglas Robertson

The characters and labours of creatures from wasps to whales are conjured cleverly in this remarkable collaboration between poet Gordon Meade and artist Douglas Robertson. Les Animots: A Human Bestiary subverts our common perceptions of familiar and unfamiliar animals with wisdom, compassion and robust good humour.

978-0-9926485-9-6; HB; 203×127mm; 164pp; Poetry and images; November 2015; £13.00

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This remarkable collaboration between seasoned poet and artist is a considerable achievement and a joy to read.

Norman Bissell, poet and director of the
Scottish Centre for Geopoetics

There is a lot of wisdom in this book, often masked in gentle absurdity or wry observation. A coming together of two mature talents.

Christine De Luca, Edinburgh Makar and
Shetland poet

I’m always intrigued when artists cross genre boundaries to collaborate with one another in order to create a fusion of meaning. You won’t find another book quite like this one.

Brian Turner, author of My Life as a
Foreign Country and Here, Bullet

9ff57bce70c2703Gordon Meade is a Scottish poet who lives in Fife. He leads creative writing courses for vulnerable young people, and has been a Royal Literary Fellow attached to the University of Dundee.

Cultured Llama previously published his wonderful poetry collection Sounds of the Real World

11934971_10153579088664764_5978738949482409265_n CROPPEDDouglas Robertson is an artist and teacher, born in Dundee and now living in Hampshire. His recent collaboration with Donald S. Murray, The Guga Stone, was included in The Guardian’s top 25 nature books of 2013.

His website is www.douglasrobertson.co.uk


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