Author(s): Cilla McQueen
Poems in Fire-Penny range from snapshot reconstructions of life on Scotland's remote St Kilda Island to observations from Bluff. Even the simplest of topics, such as eating cake or meeting a newborn baby, are taken by McQueen and transformed into thoughtful works. The collection closes with a section entitled A Widow's Songs, in which the poet mourns her late partner. First published July 2005.