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?
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.
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.
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.
The office of Poet Laureate is a special honour awarded by the reigning king or queen to a poet. Past Laureates have included Wordsworth, Ted Hughes, and now, Carol Ann Duffy, who is at the half-way point in her laureateship. A new exhibition at the Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh explores the role of the Poet Laureate. SPL Director Robyn Marsack reports on the exhibition.
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, Michael Longley on war poetry, Ian Samson on Piers Plowman, and Ice-T on rap.
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, following in John Clare's footsteps, growing old with Donne, and Paul Muldoon on Louis MacNeice.
To mark the the handover from Glasgow to Queensland of the hosting of the Commonwealth Games, Scotland's Makar Liz Lochhead and Glasgow's Poet Laureate Jim Carruth have collaborated on a poem. They talk about the process, and SPL Director Robyn Marsack marks the end of the Glasgow Games.