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What poetry mustn't do is talk to itself.

by Bernard O'Donoghue

Upcoming events

Jun 28 Tue

SPL Poetry Workshop

A writing workshop suitable for writers at any stage in their career.

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Jun - Jul 30 - 3 Thu - Sun

Words from the Earth

“This was soul food and magical me time. Caspar was wonderful and very respectful of everyone’s sensitivities. I’ll keep writing." An inspiring restorative retreat led by author and journalist,... Go to event

Jun 30 Thu

Jen Cooper

Guest poet Jen Cooper is a widely published poet (The Rialto, Ambit, New Writing Scotland, Envoi), winner of The Scottish Book Trust Award 2016 and Honorary Fellow of the Aberdeen Word Centre for... Go to event

Jun 30 Thu

Buddy Wakefield - Stunt Water

Join Buddy Wakefield on the Stunt Water tour - celebrating the release of Stunt Water: The Buddy Wakefield Reader 1991-2011.

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Need to find a poem for a wedding?

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…

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