Elizabeth Burns, author of four collections of poetry including the tender and light-filled Held, has died after many years of living with cancer. Her friend and poet Gerrie Fellowes pays tribute to Burns.
This week marks the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. An event of that magnitude was bound to inspire poets. One, Gerry Loose, was moved in 2002 to bring a 'survivor' of the blasts to Scotland. Our blog tells the story.
In the latest Line Break podcast, Mary Ruefle talks about finding the joy in the solitary act of writing poetry. And there’s more poetry sparks for you to try out, re-working found text with Tippex, and getting lost in language.
The 2015 Edinburgh Art Festival begins today, and it features work by many artists who straddle the line between visual art and poetry, perhaps none better than Thomas A Clark. Research Student Alice Tarbuck writes about Clark's forays into the area between art and poetry.
It hasn’t felt like summer in Scotland this month! We don’t want to hasten the season, but relished these (autumnal) extracts from Gerry Loose’s new book, An Oakwoods Almanac, and the images that go with them.
We're nearing the mid-point of the work on the renovation of our building. Seeing the Library stripped down so radically before its built-up prompts some thoughts by Director Robyn Marsack about uncertainty and how to live with it.