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Ryan Van Winkle wins £2,000 Saltire Scottish poetry book of the year award

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Ryan Van Winkle has won the £2,000 Saltire Scottish Poetry Book of the Year award, supported by the Scottish Poetry Library, for his collection The Good Dark, published by Penned in the Margins.

Van Winkle is Edinburgh City Libraries’ poet in residence. His collection includes poems from his performance Red, Like Our Room Used to Feel, seen at the 2012  Edinburgh Fringe. Also on the shortlist were: Killochries (Freight) by Jim Carruth; Cream of the Well (Luath Press) by Valerie Gillies; and Not All Honey (Bloodaxe Books) by Roddy Lumsden.

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