Some readers might say they could no more live without poetry than they could live without their heart. Others might say poetry is the place they live. Both varieties of poetry lover will be well catered to in early March when the mighty StAnza poetry festival takes place. Here's some of the events we're looking forward to.
Poet Agnes Török is coming to the SPL (on Thursday 18 February, 6.30pm, as part of the Edinburgh Student Arts Festival) to tell us the story of her life through her favourite poems. To get you in the mood for the event, Agnes remembers the key reading experiences that started her on the road to writing.
In the latest Line Break podcast, Jane Hirshfield talks about why 'how happy we are, how unhappy we are, doesn't matter', while Ryan Van Winkle offers some more 'poetry sparks' to nourish your own ideas.
Who will be the next National Poet for Scotland? The short answer is: we don’t know yet, but the process of appointment has begun. In this short blog, we share the process with you, and give a hint of when you might hear who will succeed Liz Lochhead as our next Makar.
It's spring, or it soon will be. The landscape is defrosting, buds will soon be bursting out - just like the brilliant events we have lined up in our spring programme! Our latest blog previews the highlights, you lucky, lucky people!
This month, we celebrate the centenary of the poet George Campbell Hay, who was born on 8 December, 1915. Today Hay is something of an unfashionable figure for a number of reasons. There are many reasons, however, you should take another look at his work.