After months of planning, we finally held Sympoetry last weekend, three days of readings, debates, music and food. How did it go? Did we get any answers to the question we asked that weekend? 'Poetry: Who’s speaking? Who’s listening?'
Our assistant librarian Lizzie MacGregor is working on an anthology of WW1 poetry. During her research, she has read work by some of the more obscure poets who fought and died in the war - and been as touched by their personal stories as she has been by their poems. In this blog, she writes about them - and the insight they provide into that terrible conflict.
Ahead of our three-day poetry symposium, Sympoetry, we've been asking guests to think about the question that structures the event: 'Poetry? Who's speaking? Who's listening?' This week, we're honoured to have a blog on that theme by Sasha Dugdale, the poet, playwright, and translator.
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, Remembrance Sunday, Macbeth, and a double dose of Simon Armitage.
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.