This weekend we mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. Our blog outlines the beginning of the Shakespeare industry, a few of the events marking the anniversary and what the SPL can offer fans of the bard.
The SPL hosts a unique event, An Hour In Beadnell, on Thursday 29 April. A tribute to the author and environmentalist Rachel Carson, the event combines poetry, a presentation and sound installation. Our blog has all the details.
Mostly the magpie is represented as a bully, a thief, and worse. Are the poets right to put the boot into magpies with such gusto? Our Assistant Librarian Lizzie mulls over how poets have treated the bird.
We published our online anthology Best Scottish Poems 2015 earlier this week, guest edited by poet and novelist Ken MacLeod. We give you the inside story of the collection and why we've awarded Ken the SPL Order of Merit gold medal!
Scientists, writers and visual artists have collaborated on an exhibition, Loch Computer, that will be hosted by the Edinburgh College of Art between 28 March until 8 April. The exhibition, which explores themes of ‘remoteness’ and ‘connectedness’ in the digital era, focuses on the Hebridean island of Iona. Learn more in our latest blog.
Our Jennifer reflects upon the recent StAnza poetry festival, International Women's Day and Poems that Make Grown Women Cry and comes to the conclusion, shared in her blog, that diversity enriches everyone's experience of poetry and life.