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Poetry, Prose and Drama

Laureen Johnson Laureen Johnson Shetland possesses some excellent dialect literature, some known and loved by many, some newer and not so widely appreciated – yet.  Our writers in the past have tended to be known only on home ground, though several were more widely recognised when they wrote in English.  Now there are nationally-recognised writers who write in Shetland dialect.

There is a mixture of approaches to the spelling of the written dialect: many writers follow guidelines such as those put forward by John Graham, some have developed an individual spelling system.  Debate about the written form goes on;  so, fortunately, does the writing.

Welcome to this exciting selection of Shetland poetry, prose and drama.Laureen Johnson

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