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Commonwealth Poets United: Tolu Ogunlesi

Nigerian poet Tolu Ogunlesi speaks about poetry as a connecting force in his life, and as a passport to new landscapes and ideas.

Edinburgh Festival Diary 2015

Come with us to the merry month of August, when the SPL podcast team captured the best of the fests. With Alan Spence, Loud Poets, Rachel McCrum, and many more.

Speaking in Tongues - Bilingual Poetry

Three poets whose first language isn't English discuss writing poetry in a foreign tongue. Features Agnes Török, Ioannis Kalkounos and Juana Adcock.

Christine De Luca

Edinburgh's Makar Christine De Luca talks about how she's taken her native Shetlandic dialect around the world.

John Dennison

New Zealand poet John Dennison talks about what it means to be human and where God fits in to modern poetry.

Sheena Blackhall

Sheena Blackhall talks about her love of Aberdeen, the worst place she’s ever written a poem and why she’s written so many pamphlets.

Nurduran Duman

A recent trip to the 5th International Eskişehir Poetry Festival in Turkey led to an interview with Nurduran Duman and a soundscape of readings and music.

Yeats - A Celebration

In a podcast marking the 150th anniversary of Yeats' birth, the SPL invited a number of poets to read and reflect on their favourite Yeats poem.

Alice Notley

Alice Notley recorded live in conversation at the 2015 StAnza poetry festival in St Andrews.

Blake Morrison

Blake Morrison discusses finding poetry in the headlines and what a poet can bring to a news story that a journalist can't.