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What poetry mustn't do is talk to itself.

by Bernard O'Donoghue

Upcoming events

Mar 27 Fri

An Evening with Carol Ann Duffy and John Sampson

Mesmerising words and atmospheric music.

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Mar 28 Sat

National Finals of Poetry by Heart Scotland

Six competitors from secondary schools across Scotland will perform poems which they have learned by heart in a bid to be declared the first Poetry By Heart Scotland national winner!

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Mar 29 Sun

Shore Poets March

Shore Poets March present John Glenday, Molly Vogel and Hamish Whyte.

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Apr 2 Thu

Translation Workshop: Gaelic Poetry with Aonghas MacNeacail

Workshops in poetry translation with the Scottish Poetry Library

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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…

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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