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Lines Review

Lines, Lines Review

poetry smith editorship magazine

a literary magazine begun as an eight-page poetry broadsheet entitled Lines in 1952. Norman MacCaig, Sydney Goodsir Smith, and Hamish Henderson were among the poets represented. Alan Riddell was its editor until 1954, when the name Lines Review was adopted; he resumed the editorship in 1962. Primarily a magazine of poetry and criticism, Lines Review was almost exclusively concerned with Scottish verse up to 1967; under Robin Fulton's editorship from 1967 to 1977 it began devoting attention to European literature, and occasionally published prose fiction. In addition to the publication of original work and translations in English, it has frequently featured poetry in Scots by Smith, MacDiarmid, and others, and Gaelic writing by contributors who have included Iain Crichton Smith and Sorley MacLean. Among the other distinguished authors whose work has appeared in Lines Review are Douglas Dunn, George Mackay Brown, Naomi Mitchison, Edwin Morgan, and Burns Singer.

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Lines Review

Lines Review was edited by William Montgomerie from 1977 to 1980.

William Montgomerie was also a distinguished Scottish poet. He lived from 1904 to 1994, in Glasgow, Broughty Ferry and Edinburgh.

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From 1977 to 1982, Lines Review was edited by the poet, William Montgomerie.