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What poetry mustn't do is talk to itself.

by Bernard O'Donoghue

Upcoming events

Nov 28 Fri

Launch of The Other Tongues: An Introduction to Writing in Irish, Scots Gaelic and Scots

Launch of The Other Tongues: An Introduction to Writing in Irish, Scots Gaelic and Scots

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Nov 29 Sat

Portobello Poetry Circus presents TWENTY POETS

Two Hours of Pulsating Performance Poetry on the Prom

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Nov 30 Sun

Artist Book Spotlight: Jean Johnstone at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Jean Johnstone invites you to slowly unwrap her artists’ books to experience the fine words of leading contemporary poets.

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Nov 30 Sun

Shore Poets' BE THE FIRST TO LIKE THIS Quiet Slam (part of Book Week Scotland)

Shore Poets are hosting our first ever slam, and we’re doing it in style, teaming up with Book Week Scotland, the Vagabond Voices and their brand new anthology of Scottish poetry, BE THE FIRST TO... Go to event

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We will be very happy you help you find the poems you need - or even the ones you have 'lost'. We can also help with all sorts of poetry queries. Whatever your question, just get in touch and we'll do our best to help. Ask us a question…

Remember! National Poetry Day, Thursday 2 October...

National Poetry Day is Thursday 2 October 2014. Find out about our poem postcards, free download posters, activities and teaching ideas on this year's theme of 'Remember'! Find out more…

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