Created: 21st June, 2021

Wain: LGBT Reimaginings of Scottish Folklore

Author: Rachel Plummer
Illustrator: Helene Boppert
Publisher: Emma Press

Wain is a collection of LGBT themed poetry for teens based on retellings of Scottish myths. The collection contains stories about kelpies, selkies, and the Loch Ness Monster, alongside perhaps lesser-known mythical people and creatures, such as wulvers, Ghillie Dhu, and the Cat Sìth. These poems immerse readers in an enriching, diverse and enchanting vision of contemporary life.

Shortlisted for the CLiPPA 2020, the judges said: "a fresh voice and take on something that could have felt archaic but is made to feel new."