Arran Poetry and Arran Poets is a website dedicated to the showcasing of
poets living and working on the isle of Arran in the Firth of Clyde off Scotland's West Coast.The island has a vigorous
poetry scene with various events planned throughout the year. The Arran poets are happy to be affiliated with the Arran Theatre
and Arts Trust that administers the annual Mclellan Festival of the arts.
This site hopes to present the work of individual
writers and group events. It is hoped that by clicking on individual names you will get a chance to read some of that writer's
poetry. The breadth and character of the works on this site are impressive. Because the poets live on an island does not mean
they have a cloistered or island mentality. The subjects are wide ranging; the styles too.
Most of the island poets know
one another and are used to performing in one another's company. Other pages on the site will show a calendar of up and
coming events, links to past events that have been recorded in one form or another and links to other writers' groups
with whom Arran Poets has had connections. And while poetry will be the main focus of the site this site will of course announce
any new prose or theatrical works by resident writers. It will also link to essential visual arts events on the island like
the Arran Open Studios.
But primarily this is a site for poetry-lovers.
We hope you will enjoy the content and that it might make you curious to find out more about our exciting small but
perfectly formed literary scene.
This site is currently
under construction; further poems will be added soon. Visitors are asked to be patient while the site is populated.