Scottish Poetry Library

Scottish Poetry Library

Episode 298: Poetry and Covid-19 (part one)

A year into the Covid-19 era, the publisher Shearsman Books is putting out a new title, Poetry...

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Episode 297: Rob A. Mackenzie

Rob A. Mackenzie's latest collection of poetry, which is published by Salt, is called The Book...

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Louise Peterkin

Louise Peterkin's debut collection The Night Jar (published by Salt) adds new twists on fairy...

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Adam O. Davis

Index of Haunted Houses, the debut collection by Adam O. Davis, uses ghosts and hauntings to...

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Beverley Bie Brahic

Beverley Bie Brahic is a Canadian poet and translator who lives in Paris, France and the San...

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John Burnside on W.S. Graham

The SPL is pleased to be able to share a treasure from our audio archives: from 2008, a talk by...

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Volya Hapeyeva and Annie Rutherford

Volha or Volya Hapeyeva is a Belarusian poet and translator.Her new pamphlet In My Garden of...

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Volya Hapeyeva and Annie Rutherford

Volha or Volya Hapeyeva is a Belarusian poet and translator.Her new pamphlet In My Garden of...

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Nancy Campbell

Nancy Campbell is a writer of poetry, essays and non-fiction. A series of residencies with...

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Christopher Whyte

Christopher Whyte is a poet and translator whose last collection, Step by Step, which is...

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Ella Frears

Ella Frears is a poet and visual artist based in south-east London. She has had poetry...

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Juana Adcock and Tessa Berring

This week's podcast features not one but two poets, both published by Blue Diode: Juana Adcock...

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Aileen Ballantyne

Before becoming a poet, Aileen Ballantyne was a journalist, and it's her former profession that...

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Alan Spence: Edinburgh Makar

In June 2019, poet, playwright and novelist Alan Spence performed at the Library to mark his...

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Stewart Conn

Over a decade has passed since Stewart Conn was Edinburgh's Makar or Poet Laureate, yet the...

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Tolu Agbelusi

Tolu Agbelusi is a Nigerian British, poet, playwright, performer, educator and lawyer, with...

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Marcas Mac an Tuairneir, Hamish Henderson and The Darg

To mark the centenary of Hamish Henderson's birth, we're joined by Marcas Mac an Tuairneir,...

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Penny Boxall

Penny Boxall is the winner of the 2016 Edwin Morgan Poetry Award and the 2018 Mslexia / Poetry...

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Niall O'Gallagher

To coincide with Niall O'Gallagher's appointment as Bàrd Baile Ghlaschu, Glasgow's Gaelic poet...

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Mary Jean Chan

This month Suzannah V Evans takes over as host; she's in conversation with Mary Jean Chan in an...

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