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The Thursday Post: Que sera...

For today’s blog, we realise readers of the blog might not want to get bogged down in a morass of prose. There are other things on all our minds. Inspiring words are what is needed, whatever side you’ve leaned towards. So, please enjoy a selection of excerpts from poems that remind us whatever happens, we'll all be living in the same country tomorrow, and that it belongs to all of us, Yes or No.

Poetry on Television and Radio, 20 - 26 September

Our weekly blog gives you a run-down of all the television and radio programmes featuring poetry and poets over the next seven days. This week shrews, the National Laureates, and Morgan Freeman is a good man turned bard.

The Thursday Post: Next Generation Poets

As the Next Generation Poets 2014 are revealed, we look at what we have by the poets featured, and look forward to the events featuring young poets we're hosting this autumn.

Poetry on Television and Radio, 13 - 19 September

Our weekly blog gives you a run-down of all the television and radio programmes featuring poetry and poets over the next seven days. This week, abstractions, poet laureates, and Liz Lochhead.

The Thursday Post: The Morning After

A new poem by Christine De Luca, 'The Morning After', reminds Scots that they have to live and work together after the referendum vote has passed. Find out more about the poem in our latest blog.

Poetry on Television and Radio, 6 - 12 September

Our weekly blog gives you a run-down of all the television and radio programmes featuring poetry and poets over the next seven days. This week, Pam Ayres returns, white devils, and a century of Robert Frost.

SYMPOETRY

Our three-day event in November SYMPOETRY brings together world-class poets and literary thinkers to address a question of vital importance to the state of poetry today - and now we can announce the full programme. What do you think?

The Thursday Post: Living Voices - the Facilitator's Story

We talk about Living Voices, our project taking poetry, storytelling and song into care homes a lot, but have you ever wondered about what actually happens, and what the results are? This week, Sheila Templeton, poet and Living Voices facilitator, reveals the heartwarming effect poetry can have on care home residents.

Poetry on Television and Radio, 30 August - 5 September

Our weekly blog gives you a run-down of all the television and radio programmes featuring poetry and poets over the next seven days. This week, Gillian Clarke on quarries, Michael Symmons Roberts on librettists, and an awful lot of dead white guys.

The Thursday Post: By Leaves We Give

Image by the anonymous book sculptor
Image by the anonymous book sculptor

A new project has been set up with the aim of raising £25,000 to fill the Patrick Geddes Library with books by and about visionary city planner and educationalist Geddes. A campaign has been set up to help fund the project - and our old friend the book sculptor is involved.

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