The poem: John Glenday

A Westray Prayer

Copyright John Glenday. Printed by kind permission of Picador, an imprint of Pan Macmillan. John Glenday is the author of four collections. “Grain” (Picador 2009) was shortlisted for the Griffin International Poetry Prize and the Ted Hughes Award and “The Golden Mean” (Picador 2015) was shortlisted for the Saltire Scottish Poetry Book of the Year and won the 2016 Roehampton Poetry Prize. His most recent publications are a limited edition artbook “mira”, (Coast to Coast to Coast 2019) and a pamphlet, “The Firth” (Mariscat Press). His Selected Poems came out with Picador in 2020

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