Karyn Dougan

Born in Falkirk, Karyn Dougan Buckland has performed her work across the UK, most recently at the Edinburgh International Book Festival’s Land Words, and Aye Write Festival. She has shared a stage with some of her literary heroes (such as Jenni Fagan and Liz Lochhead) and has taken her work to Europe. She won the Callan Gordon Award in 2016 as part of the New Writer’s Award, and has had work published in various anthologies and magazines, including Alight Here, 404 Ink and Untitled. Karyn has written for the List, the Skinny and the Bear, and has worked in almost every section of the book industry as a proofreader, editor, reviewer and bookseller. She currently works as a content editor for education.

Photo: Scottish Book Trust

Events

Mind the Time »

Performances from an anthology celebrating football and memory

Sun 11 March | 15:40 - 16:40 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Poem

Brethren

HENRIK LARSSON
HENRIK LARSSON
HENRIK LARSSON
IS THE KING OF KINGS!!

Ma pal is greetin.
There are actual tears
Streamin doon her face.
He's actually leaving – he's going.
And aroond us
Folk are crying tae
As they're singing an
Waving flags,
Chanting an clapping,
Sticking oot their tongues in salute.
And I remember that wis the first time,
The very first time,
That I realised
This was more than jist a game –
This wis more than “jist fitba”.
We travel to that stadium
And literally across the globe
Week in and week oot
Givin glorious worship
In the rain
In the cauld
In the snaw
Wi oor brethren,
Oor community,
And oor team,
With history and heritage
Hanging in the air
With oor frozen breath
Ready to cheer
Or greet
Together.

 

Karyn Dougan

From Mind the Time (Football Memories Scotland, 2017)