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Scottish literature, Scottish poetry


This chapter of reminiscences has been edited chiefly from Andrea L’Hommedieu’s series of interviews, “G. Ross Roy Oral History Interview #1 [- #5]," (January 27-February 9, 2012). Some passages in the opening section are drawn from Ross Roy’s posthumously-published essay, “W. Ormiston Roy as Remembered by His Grandson,” Robert Burns Lives!, ed. Frank R. Shaw, no. 174 (May 23, 2013). The next to last paragraph comes from his introduction for Robert Burns, An Exhibition (DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University, 1971), p. 2. The final paragraph was written for the series, “What Burns means to me,” Robert Burns Lives!, no. 42 (March 24, 2009).