Robin Robertson is from the north-east coast of Scotland. His four collections of poetry have received the E. M. Forster Award and various Forward Prizes.
An extract from the narrative poem by Robin Robertson.
A poem from Robin Robertson's A Painted Field, the very first Picador Poetry collection, published twenty years ago.
A Friday poem from Robin Robertson to celebrate 20 years of the finest contemporary poetry from Picador.
The new design style for Picador’s collected and selected poetry books began with the hardback edition of Sean O’Brien’s Collected Poems, where I was trying to create something simple yet striking, collectable, and most importantly true to the poetry.
The 2013 T S Eliot Prize winner will be announced this evening, and with Picador’s own Robin Robertson on the shortlist this year we’ve been reminiscing about readings gone by.
Kate Clanchy's Meeting the English shortlisted for the Costa First Novel; Robin Robertson's Hill of Doors and Clive James's translation of Dante's The Divine Comedy on the Costa Poetry shortlist.
Picador poet Robin Robertson has been shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize for Poetry 2013 for his collection Hill of Doors
The Coming God: a poem by Robin Robertson
Robin Robertson's poem Argentiera, from The Picador Book of Forty
Robin Robertson and Annie Freud have been shortlisted for the T S. Eliot prize 2010 for The Wrecking Light and The Mirabelles respectively.
by Robin RobertsonIn this poem I've invoked the Celtic myth of the selkie: creatures that swim as seals but which can become human by shedding their skins. The transformation is reversed by climbing back into the sealskin, but if the magical skin is lost, or stolen, the creature is doomed to ...