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Cracking open Easter

What's Easter for? The Church? Chocolate? Family? And can poetry help us decide?

And the winners are....

Inspired? Get writing! 2012 has now been judged and our winners’ work selected from over 1200 entries submitted from all parts of Scotland and beyond. So, who won?

Nothing But the Poem: Rudyard Kipling

This month, the Nothing but the Poem sessions focussed on the poetry of Rudyard Kipling. What did the group make of it? Stodgy remnant of Britain's imperial past or exceedingly fine verse?

"Soft music at the end of the day, big music in the memory"

The Scottish Poetry Library pays tribute to Derick Thomson, last of a brilliant generation of Gaelic poets.

Wuthering Heights

As the latest film version of Wuthering Heights is released on DVD, we look at what two poets made of Emily Bronte's classic: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes.

Spring Forward!

This weekend the clocks go forward, while the air is full of the scent of flowers and the coming of spring. The Scottish Poetry Library is not immune to the shifting seasons. Find out how spring has been affecting us this week.

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.

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