Christine De Luca (nee Pearson) was born and brought up in Shetland, spending her formative years in Waas (Walls) on the west side of the mainland. She now lives in Edinburgh. She writes in English and in Shetland dialect which is a blend of Old Scots with much Norse influence. Shetland dialect is a lively mother tongue, still vibrant and enjoyed both for its onomatopoeic quality and its classlessness. Her main interest is poetry, but she is also active in promoting work with Shetland children and has written dialect stories for a range of age-groups. In addition to this, her first novel, And then forever was published in 2011. She has been appointed Edinburgh's poet laureate (Makar) for 2014-2017

The Art of Poetry & Other Poems A Selection of Portuguese Poems by Eugénio de Andrade with English and Shetlandic versions Hansel Cooperative Press has recently published a handsome tri-lingual poetry-art pamphlet with thirteen poems

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