This Border Crossing reading brings together two poets whose poetry deals with the social and political, using the poetic form to explore and highlight small communities. Nancy Campbell is a Scottish poet and artist, and currently a Literature Fellow at the Villa Concordia in Germany. After a series of residencies researching cultural shifts and the climate crisis in the north, she published her first collection, The Library of Ice: Readings from a Cold Climate, which was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Also reading will be R.A. Jamieson, a writer born into the crofting community of Sandness on Shetland whose interest in poetry translation has been fostered by his involvement with Literature Across Frontiers. His most recent collection, A Hundier Inboos Till a Diein Lied (Luath, 2017), is built from both his own work and his translations into Shetlandic from other marginalised European languages.