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Locating the Nest

Locating the Nest – a collaboration between poet Tom Pow, artist Lizzie Farey, and printmaker Hugh Bryden – argues nests, actual and metaphorical, are at the centre of existence.

Everyone's Coming to Edinburgh this August

A wealth of homegrown and international poetic talent will come together this August in Charlotte Square for the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Eternal Flames

The Olympic Flame passed near by the SPL this morning. Read our account of seeing it up close, and how our London 2012 project, the Written World, reconciles poetry and sport.

Peace Camp

What is Peace Camp? What poetry projects do they have underway? And how can you help them?

Flame On!

The Olympic torch has arrived in Scotland. Time to wave our Written World flag!

Poesiefestival: A weekend in Berlin

Robyn Marsack spent the weekend at the Poesiefestival in Berlin, where festival directors and representatives of poetry organisations meet to compare notes and talent-spot. Here are her highlights.

Rhyme Royal

The first Elizabethan era was arguably the greatest ever for English poetry. How then has the second Elizabethan era fared in comparison? One way to judge that question would be to take a look at the Poet Laureates who have served during Elizabeth II’s long reign.

An Anthem for Doomed Youth

The 30th May marks the 50th anniversary of the premiere of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem. A pacifist, he chose to intersperse passages of music with nine poems by Wilfred Owen. Our latest blog outlines Owen's time in Edinburgh during WW1 and how it shaped his development as a poet.

Happy birthday, Aonghas Macneacail!

Aonghas Macneacail turns 70 this year, which he celebrates with a new Selected Poems and an event at the SPL. In a blog specially written for us, Aonghas reflects on what drew him to poetry, and why he keeps writing it.

Being Boring

The Really Boring Colouring Book dwells on the subject of monotony, but we still took to it, for it has three things we hold dear to our hearts: typography, words and colouring in.

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