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The Thursday Post: The Edwin Morgan Poetry Award 2016

Image: Edwin Morgan
Image: Edwin Morgan

The Trustees of the Edwin Morgan Trust are pleased to announce the shortlist of the second Edwin Morgan Poetry Award. Full details in our blog.

The Thursday Post: Canadian Dreaming

Our Jennifer traveled to Montreal recently as part of the second leg of an exchange trip with Canadian authors. Here, she writes about the experience of reading at a Festival where she didn't speak the language.

The Thursday Post: EIBF 2016

 EIBF programme launch 05 by byronv2, under a Creative Commons licence
EIBF programme launch 05 by byronv2, under a Creative Commons licence

How much are we looking forward to the poetry events at this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival? Reader, there isn’t a scale upon which our excitement can be registered. We can merely list the many, many events that feature poetry and marvel.

The Thursday Post: Edinburgh Unsung

Beata the lollypop lady, one of Edinburgh's unsung heroes
Beata the lollypop lady, one of Edinburgh's unsung heroes

Edinburgh Makar Christine De Luca has hit upon a great idea - an anthology of poems praising the people whose jobs are essential to the running of a city but whom are never thought of to be praised. In our latest blog, she explains how she came upon the idea for Edinburgh Unsung.

The Thursday Post: Part Tool

Image: Time for a Check Up by Alex Proimos, under a Creative Commons licence
Image: Time for a Check Up by Alex Proimos, under a Creative Commons licence

Last year, we published an anthology for graduating doctors that there was such a demand for we've published a second edition. Our blog has all the details.

The Thursday Post: Adieu

After 16 years, our Director Robyn Marsack is moving on. Here, in her last blog, she remembers some of the many highlights she's experienced over the past decade and a half.

Trans Europe Expression

There have been better periods in which to share a love of all things European. Which is why this is a good time to launch Literary Europe Live. The SPL is involved in this ambitious project to bring great non-English literature to Scottish audiences. Find out more in our blog.

The Thursday Post: European Literature Night

Image of Alexander Filyuta, Russian poet resident in Germany
Image of Alexander Filyuta, Russian poet resident in Germany

This weekend we celebrate European Literature Night with two events in Edinburgh. Colin Herd previews the events and explains why literature is so important to our understanding of the continent right now.

The Thursday Post: Kokedama

Like the poets whose books fill our shelves, we love flowers, and an upcoming event give us the opportunity – and perhaps you too – to indulge a love of them and of poetry.

The Thursday Post: Twenty Days of Best Scottish Poems 2015

Last month we launched the twelfth edition of our online anthology Best Scottish Poems, this time covering 2015 and ably edited by poet and novelist Ken MacLeod. As has become a tradition here, we treated each poem to a day as our Poem of the Moment on our homepage. Here's a gallery of our BSP 2015 Poem of the Moments.

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