Songs of Love and Hate (back) by svennevenn under a Creative Commons license
Leonard Cohen has been called 'the poet laureate of gloom'. He did in fact begin his career, not as a musician, but as a poet in Montreal. What was his verse like? And why did he decide to focus on music instead?
The first poem commission for Liz Lochhead this year came from the campaign to recruit members for the Children’s Panels, which are such a distinctive part of the Scottish approach to dealing with children and young people who are in trouble or at risk.