Hugh McMillan

Hugh McMillan is a poet from Galloway in Scotland. He has been well published and anthologised and has won several competitions, most recently, in May 2017, the Callum MacDonald Prize for Poetry Pamphlets. He is Poet in Residence at the Harvard Summer School during the Summer of 2017.

The Old Fort at Grennan

Miles, and nothing alive though an oystercatcher calls somewhere, sadly. Dykes twist to the horizon. Where are the men who built them? Gone to Nova Scotia with their pipes and neckerchiefs. On either side of the walls, new wire restrains …

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Emptying cupboards from the pre-Homeric Classroom era, through strata thick as Schliemann’s Troy. I am looking for bedrock and the world before printing when we worked with our bare minds or a single piece of paper rolled soaking wet from …

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