Alexander Scott (20th-century poet)

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Alexander Scott (1920–1989) was a Scottish poet, playwright and scholar born in Aberdeen. He wrote poetry in both Scots and Scottish English as well as plays, literary reviews and critical studies of literature. He was latterly a tutor and reader of Scottish literature at the University of Glasgow, where he was instrumental in establishing Scotland's first Department of Scottish Literature in the academic year 1971-72.


  • Selected Poems, Saltire Modern Poets series, Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, 1950
  • The MacDiarmid Makars, 1923 - 1972, Akros Publications, 1972
  • Double Agent: Poems in English and Scots, Akros Publications, 1972
  • Neil M. Gunn: The Man and the Writer (contributing editor), Blackwood, Edinburgh, 1973
  • Selected Poems, 1943 - 1974, Akros Publications, 1975
  • Modern Scots Verse 1922 - 1977 (Editor), Akros Publications, 1978
  • Scotch Passion: An Anthology of Scottish Erotic Poetry (Editor), Robert Hale, 1982
  • Voices of Our Kind: An Anthology of Modern Scottish Poetry from 1920 to the Present (Editor), Larousse Kingfisher Chambers, 1987
  • The Comic Poems of William Tennant (Editor), Association for Scottish Literary Studies, 1989
  • Sing Frae the Hert: The Literary Criticism of Alexander Scott (edited by Neil McCallum), Scottish Cultural Press, 1996