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The Thursday Blog: Re-Tooled

As we gear up to work on a new edition of Tools of the Trade, we find the anthology's focus on how poetry can work with medicine is gaining traction elsewhere.

The Thursday Post: The Poetry Reader

The latest issue of the Scottish Poetry Library’s bi-annual newsletter, the Poetry Reader, is out now and available to collect for free from your friendly neighbourhood SPL. What’s in it?

The SPL Christmas Raffle

Ahead of our Discount Xmas Shopping Night on Thursday, 14 December (between 6pm and 9pm), we’re holding a raffle with some fantastic prizes. All money goes to helping to run the SPL. Our blog has all the details about what's in the goody bags.

The Thursday Post: Black Friday and an incredible offer by PBS

We’re great fans of the Poetry Book Society and its Bulletin, here at the SPL, so we were very interested when they contacted us to say that on Black Friday (November 24), the PBS was offering a 50 percent discount on gift memberships. More details in our blog.

Poets Advisory Group

An open letter from Katie Ailes, poet, editor, and chair of our proposed Poets Advisory Group.

The Thursday Post: A Warm Welcome to our Latest Members of Staff

The SPL is pleased to welcome three new members of staff: Hannah Lavery, our Engagement Co-ordinator; Beth Cochrane, Programme Co-ordinator, and Rose Harrison, Learning Co-ordinator.

A plaque for Tessa

On Tuesday, 29 August, 4pm, the Scottish Poetry Library will honour its founder, Tessa Ransford, with the unveiling of a special plaque, made by Beltane Studios in Peebles. Ransford’s family will be in attendance. The broader poetry community is welcome to attend.

Read all about it! The latest Poetry Reader is here.

It’s here! Yes, the latest issue of our bi-annual newsletter the Poetry Reader has arrived. Read our latest blog to discover what's inside the issue.

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: See Hear

We are aware that if you have hearing loss, enjoyment of our podcasts is going to be restricted. With that in mind, we’ve begun the task of transcribing our podcasts. Learn more in the latest blog.

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