Thursday, September 06, 2007

Hamish Henderson v Hugh MacDiarmind

Here's a poets' death match - Hugh MacDiarmid and Hamish Henderson, whose battles in the letters pages of the Scotsman are fascinating. I've just got Henderson's Collected letters and collected writings. Wonderful stuff:

I try to make sense of your tortured logomachy...
Amidst all the posturings, tantrums and rages...
Just what do you stand for MacDiarmid?
I'm still not certain...


Hamish Henderson, "To Hugh MacDiarmid on reading Lucky Poet"

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