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Sheeksin with James Sinclair and friends

James Sinclair

James Sinclair launched his new book of poetry, ‘Sheeksin’ at the Library on Friday 25 June 2021.  He was joined by singer/songwriter Donald Anderson and dialect writer Barbara Fraser.

The event was enjoyed by a small invited audience and streamed on Facebook Live.

You can watch a recording on YouTube - James Sinclair book launch video

Sinclair's new collection shows once again he is now a mature voice, assured and wide-ranging in both theme and tone. Robert Alan Jamieson.

James's first full length dialect poetry collection Yarnin was published through Bluemull books in 2017.  His play Da Sam Rodd Wir Ancestors Drave was broadcast by BBC Radio Shetland in 2018.  You can access more of his work on his public Facebook page James Sinclair Poetry.

Whaur da horizon streeches
for an aft, port and starboard
wi nedder land or sail in sicht.
An you look up i da lift
an loss da pooer o speech.
Hit's dan dat I get a grip
on foo far da mind micht traivil.