'I found Robert Wilson's 'Omar Khayyam' very readable. It will stand well in print in Scotland' EDWIN MORGAN The Rubaiyat of Omar... takes on a contemporary gloss in a rumbustious reworking in Scots of the literal text of the Persian poet. THE HERALD
About the Author
Working as a miner Robert Wilson heard a quote from The Ruba'iyat. Intrigued he read Edward Fitzgerald's version of the Ruba'iyat and there began a passion. Born in New Cumnock, Ayrshire in 1961, Rab Wilson is a Scots poet who has performed his work to varied audiences throughout Scotland. Now working as a psychiatric nurse, Edwin Morgan describes his poetry as a 'new voice' for Scotland.