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“Robert Burns’s poetry might have been dismissed as ‘sentimental doggerel’ by Jeremy Paxman but that hasn’t stopped diminutive I’m A Celebrity contestant David Gest and pop legend Michael Jackson from recording an album of the much-loved Scottish poet’s work. Gest’s spokesman said the album is a modern musical take on some of Burns’ classic poems, and had been a long cherished project.”
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Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She co-edited with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edits the anthology series, Bettering American Poetry, and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.
What a nightmare prospect. Enough to wake the sleeping soul of Robert The Bruce and bring the clans down from the Highlands.
For no mere mortal can resist
The evil of the thriller!