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Niall Campbell

Niall Campbell was born in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. His first UK collection, Moontide, won the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award and the Saltire Scottish First Book of the Year Award and was shortlisted for both the Fenton Aldeburgh and Forward prizes for best first collection. He lives in Leeds, UK.

'A New Father Thinks About Those Running Home' - essay by Niall Campbell

Advice from an older poet: “You’ll write one or two – but try not to do many more than that…” An opinion from a younger poet: “No, I think you’re too smart to waste your time with that type of thing…” And yet, here I am. And here’s this poem. Wouldn’t it be nice to start with a statement of...

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A New Father Thinks About Those Running Home by Niall Campbell

All told, there wasn’t much I understood / about this need to run. The hard undressing / from the warmth, redressing in the cold, / / the first steps on the pavement like a knocking / at a wall – and then the ears tune out / so the rest is just a silent picture show / / of drivers with the...

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