Poetry pamphlet quaich goes to North Uist

Pauline Prior-Pitt
Pauline Prior-Pitt
with CMMA quaich

Winner of the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award 2006 is North Uist Sea Poems, a poetry pamphlet self-published by Pauline Prior-Pitt. The North Uist poet received the Callum Macdonald Quaich and £500 at a ceremony in the National Library of Scotland earlier this week.

This annual NLS competition recognises skill and effort in the publishing of poetry pamphlets. A sea theme was evident among this year's prize-winning entries. Along with Exploding Cicadas by Martin Bates, the joint runner-up was Sea Stories by Lesley Harrison.

Callum Macdonald was a renowned publisher of Scottish literature. One of the award judges was his widow, Tessa Ransford, who praised the winning entry. 'My late husband would have been awed and touched by this pamphlet, its content and production,' she said.

You can find background information on this year's award in our CMMA shortlist press release.

17 May 2006

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