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Hera Lindsay Bird

Hera Lindsay Bird on hating wisely, what it's like when a poem goes viral, and why sentiment is nothing to be scared of.

Henry Marsh

Henry Marsh explains why he's written an entire collection about James Graham, the first Marquess of Montrose, a brilliant soldier and poet who changed sides during the War of the Three Kingdoms.

Sinéad Morrissey

Sinead Morrissey talks about her fascination with engineering, her grandfather's communism, and why writing is a 'spooky art'.

Joni Wallace

Joni Wallace discusses her personal connection to 'father of the atom bomb' J. Robert Oppenheimer, 'documentary poetics', Hank Williams, and why deer appear so often in her work.

Umbrellas of Edinburgh

In a special edition of our podcast series, we take a tour of Edinburgh through its poets' eyes. Featuring Ryan Van Winkle, Christine De Luca, J.L. Williams and more.

J. L. Williams: After Economy

J.L. Williams talks about the inspiration behind her collection After Economy: nanotechnology and a vision of a post-capitalist society.

Jim Carruth

Jim Carruth discusses Scotland and the rural experience, mental health in the countryside, and not taking over the family farm.

William Letford

William Letford discusses India, whether he's funnier in Scots, and the influence of work.

When Russia met Scotland

Three Russian poets (Marina Boroditskaya, Grigorii Kruzhkov and Lev Oborin) and three Scottish poets (Christine De Luca, Jen Hadfield, Stewart Sanderson) talk about translating each other's poems.

Vicki Husband

Vicki Husband talks about using bees to diagnose illness, her mentor, the late Alexander Hutchison, and why there are so many animals in her poems.