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BBC Scotland's new Poet in Residence revealed

BBC Scotland, in association with the Scottish Poetry Library, has announced the name of its second Poet in Residence. Read our blog to learn the poet's name and his or her ambitions for the post.

The Thursday Post: National Poetry Day 2016

The poetry card featuring Hugh McMillan's poem 'Letter', one of eight cards.
The poetry card featuring Hugh McMillan's poem 'Letter', one of eight cards.

It's National Poetry Day! Rejoice! What's the SPL doing to mark the big day? And what plans will the National Poet announce later today?

The Thursday Post: National Poetry Day

The card design illustrating W.N. Herbert's 'Answermachine'
The card design illustrating W.N. Herbert's 'Answermachine'

This October (the 6th, to be exact), the SPL will be celebrating National Poetrt Day. The theme for 2016 is ‘messages’, and we’re sending nearly 345,000 poem cards to all parts of Scotland and beyond to spread the word. Find out what we're up to on the big day in our latest blog.

The Thursday Post: Shining a light on National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day is only a week away, and we're getting very excited and making many preparations. Our latest blog looks at some of the events taking place and how you could get involved yourself by making a short film.

The Thursday Post: First Line Films

We’re all big film fans at the SPL. For National Poetry Day, we’ve come up with a way to combine our passions – and we need the help of schools!

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