Today we launched a new pamphlet extolling the virtues of the Canongate and Holyrood area with a walking tour. Find out more about our pamphlet, the Canongate-Holyrood iniative, and what there is to do down here. With lots of photos.
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, the birth of Frankenstein, Jarvis Cocker meets Iceland's 'most popular poet', and to be or not to be David Tennant.
Award-winning poet John Glenday remembers his first encounter, and consequent friendship, with Zaffar Kunial, current Poet in Residence at the Wordsworth Trust. Catch them both at the SPL on 23 October.
We're re-starting our Poet-in-Residence programme to bring poets from around the world to Scotland. Learn who our first Poet-in-Residence is going to be, and how you can join in events we have planned around him.
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, Shakespeare again, RS Thomas waits, and Kate Tempest remembers Derek Jarman.
We are looking at equalities and access in the Scottish Poetry Library. The first artist residency, to help us explore how we could improve services for all library users, is with Kyra Pollitt, BSL interpreter and poetry researcher, and artist. She explains in our latest blog how she put together a film showcasing what BSL poetry can do.
Friend of Robert Graves, translator of Neruda and Borges, and a damn fine poet and essayist in his own right - Alasdair Reid was some kind of a guy. SPL Director Robyn Marsack remembers Reid - and the night he set his own poetry on fire!
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, Roger McGough remembers, Pam Ayres is autumnal, while Kim Cattral and Simon Callow show their love for the bard.