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29-Aug-06, 09:58
I met this man maybe three times, and discovered just how a man, not of great physical stature and very modest could seem to be a giant. He 'filled the hall' each time. It was more than just an honour to meet him, chat about his work, his philosophies of life and his humour. I'm referring to -
Norman MacCaig

The following may help those not familiar with him or his work, though I suggest looking further afield because he warrants it.
Norman MacCaig: An Interview
Jennie Renton
The very first interview to appear in Scottish Book Collector, in August 1987, features Textualities editor Jennie Renton in conversation with NORMAN MACCAIG, whose condensed lyrical poetry marked him out as one of the most significant and enduring poetic voices of the twentieth century.