Mick Imlah was a Scottish poet and editor, born on September 26, 1956, and passed away on January 12, 2009. He was known for his work on modern Scottish literature and his poetry, which was often characterized by its wit, formal skill, and engagement with themes of Scottish history and identity. Imlah worked as poetry editor for 'The Times Literary Supplement' and his collection 'The Lost Leader' won the Forward Prize for Best Collection in 2008.
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"The Lost Leader" is a collection of poems that explore various aspects of British history and culture, with a particular focus on Scotland. The author uses a mix of traditional and modern forms to delve into topics such as the Jacobite Rebellion, the life of Alfred Lord Tennyson, and the Scottish national football team. The collection is noted for its wit, humor, and evocative descriptions, offering a unique perspective on the past and present of Britain.