As Far As I Can See

Eunice Buchanan


Eunice Buchanan is a retired schoolteacher in her eighties from Arbroath in Angus. As Far As I Can See is an impressive, perceptive and, at times, humorous first collection of poems plus a short story for good measure. The poems in Scots are outstanding in their use of language and the book has already won the McCash prize for poetry in Scots. Her use of English in the English language poems is however equally good. The book ends with a short story written in a vigorous Angus Scots. Its title is Sin. ‘Sin!’ dae ye say? Weel, I should ken aa aboot it. It is the story of the Garden of Eden as told by the Serpent. The reader can only hope that there are more poems and stories to come.