Blog Our Sweet Old Etcetera

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StAnza 2012 - Food for Thought

Good weather, good food and even better poetry - read why this year's StAnza was a triumph.

The Written World

Inspired by London 2012, The Written World is an Olympian project with the ambition of tracking down a poem to represent each nation going for gold this summer. But what does poetry have to do with sport?

'Connecting Cultures'

A new poem by National Poet Liz Lochhead to mark Commonwealth Day.

Raven Mad

Despite all the mysteries surrounding Poe’s life and work, one thing is certain – novelists and filmmakers aren’t finished with him or his spectral corvid yet.

George Wyllie, Mad Professor

Poet, artist, 'scul?tor' - George Wyllie celebrates his 90th birthday with a new collection of verse. Meet 'the Mad Professor' of Scottish arts.

Let Us Count the Ways

Tradition dictates the 29th of February is the day of the year when women can propose to their beloveds. A good time, then, to revisit our favorite declarations of love by women.

One Hundred Years of Lawrence Durrell

February 27 marks the centenary of poet and novelist Lawrence Durrell. SPL Director Robyn Marsack recalls a youthful first encounter with his poetry. But what does his work still have to offer?

Lost for Words?

Tracking down verse from semi-remembered scraps, our poetry 'detective' returns with a haunting case...

The Magic Eye moment

A poetic examination of poetry, those 'Magic Eye moments when it finally comes right', by Kona Macphee.

Nothing but the Poem: Elizabeth Bishop

Our Nothing but the Poem sessions are very popular, and the latest ones, dedicated to Elizabeth Bishop, were no different. What did those attending make of the author of 'One Art'?

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