Anne MacLeod
just the caravaggio

1999 (2nd ed. 2001). 94 pp. ISBN-13 978-3-901993-00-8; ISBN-10 3-901993-00-2 
£10.50 (+ 2.00 p&p), €13.00 (+ 2.50 p&p), US$ 18.00 (+ 3.00 p&p)

just the caravaggio was shortlisted for the Saltire Award and won a Scottish International Poetry Competition Diploma.

"Those who prefer their poetry formal will not read MacLeod's with ease, but there are many rewards in her warm, humane lines, which reach out perhaps for that which Cézanne sought, and which titles three consecutive poems: 'The Perfect Moment'."

James Robertson, Scotland on Sunday

"Her style is halfway between conventional narrative and John Ashbery's abstract syntax. This suits the quick movement of lines that conjure up the Black Isle, family traditions and tragedies and oblique intrusions of the past. She also has a very Scottish passion for wanting to do the right thing, tempered by a slight embarrassment about actually doing it. What looks like endearing vulnerability on the surface belies real strength underneath."

Robin Bell, Books in Scotland

"Anne MacLeod's second collection of poetry has been published and beautifully produced by Poetry Salzburg at the University of Salzburg. Its ninety odd pages contain some of the most fascinating and challenging poetry, I believe, to have come out of Scotland in recent years."

Siusaidh NicNeill, NorthWords


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