The Games by Harry Josphine Giles

Published by Out-Spoken Press

Judges' Comments:

'The Games generated much discussion on our panel! In their second collection, Harry Josephine Giles tackles sex, the environment and Scottish history in poetry that toys with language and form. These are poems that are funny, political, occasionally violent but always playful and irreverent.'

Out-Spoken Press:

'I am delighted to see The Games win the affection of the judges on such an important prize for Scottish poetry.'


'It's a delight to be on the shortlist, and more still to have queer and bolshie approaches to Scots as part of the Saltires. It's a grand good time for language.'