Rab Wilson: was born in Ayrshire and has worked in engineering, coal mining, and psychiatric nursing. His first major work as a poet, bringing him to public prominence, was an ‘owersettin’ of The Ruba’iyat of Omar Khayyam in Scots. His collections of poetry include, Accent o the Mind: Poems Chiefly in the Scots Language (Luath Press 2006), Life Sentence: More Poems Chiefly in the Scots Language (2009), and A Map for the Blind (2011). A new collection, Zero Hours was published in 2016. His work appears regularly in poetry magazines and periodicals and in the daily poetry column of The Herald newspaper. He is currently ‘Scots Scriever: Writer in Residence’ at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway, Ayr and writes a column in Scots Language for The National newspaper.