Washing Hugh MacDiarmid’s Socks is Magi Gibson’s new collection of poetry, published by Luath Press. A prize-winning poet, Magi was joint winner of the Scotland on Sunday/Women 2000 Prize for Poetry. She has held three Scottish Arts Council Creative Writing Fellowships, one Royal Literary Fund Fellowship, was Writer in Residence with the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow, and Reader in Residence with the Glasgow Women’s Library. She was appointed the first Makar of the City of Stirling in 500 years in 2009. She is the author of several poetry books, including Kicking Back, Strange Fish (with Helen Lamb), and Graffiti in Red Lipstick. Her books for children include the Seriously Sassy series, and she has written two plays, One Foot in the Cuckoo’s Nesti (with Ian Macpherson) and Our Boys.