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What poetry mustn't do is talk to itself.

by Bernard O'Donoghue

Upcoming events

Oct 31 Fri

Not About Heroes

The extraordinary story of two of the Great War poets, Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, their friendship, their inter-dependancy , their poetry.

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Nov 1 - 16 Sat - Sun

SPL International Poet-in-Residence

This year we begin an annual tradition of bringing poets from around the world to the library for a two-week residency.

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Nov 1 Sat

Beginner's guide to reading and talking about poetry

All you need to (re)start your enthusiasm for poetry.

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Nov 3 Mon


Monthly event showcasing three different poetry and spoken word talents.

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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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