10 Contemporary Scottish Poets You Need to Read Some top 21st century picks Scotland’s got so many famous poets, living and dead. But there are many more poets who have had a first collection published since 2000. Here are just a few names to try. 1. Sidereal Rachael Boast 2. The Squirrels Are Dead Miriam Gamble 3. Here Comes the Night Alan Gillis 4. Bevel William Letford 5. Natural Mechanical J. O. Morgan 6. Caligula on Ice Tim Turnbull 7. Dear World and Everyone In It: New Poetry in the UK Nathan Hamilton 8. Plot and Counterplot Helena Nelson 9. The Brink Jacob Polley 10. Nigh-no-place Jen Hadfield Tags: poetry, scotland View the discussion thread.