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Donna Stonecipher

Donna Stonecipher discusses how the changing nature of Berlin has affected her poetry.

Sasha Dugdale

Sasha Dugdale, editor of Modern Poetry in Translation, discusses the problems involved with being a poet and a poetry translator.

Jem Rolls

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Performance poet Jem Rolls tells all about the page/stage debate, what it takes to make a living from performing poetry and how rhyme helps you remember.

Commonwealth Poets United: Salma

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In this first SPL Podcast of 2015, Jennifer Williams, SPL Programme Manager, speaks to Salma, Indian poet and crusader for women’s rights. They talk about Salma’s strength and bravery in the face of oppression, her commi ...

After Lermontov

This year marks the bicentenary of the birth of the Russian novelist and poet Mikhail Lermontov. Our latest podcast looks at his short, turbulent life in the company of his translators: Peter France, Robert Crawford, Sash ...


Madeleine Campbell, A C Clarke, Christine De Luca and Haris Psarras talk about poetry translation in Scotland.

Anita Govan

Performance poet Anita Govan talks about her time as the Stirling Makar, coping with dyslexia, and standing up for young people.

Hugo Williams

Hugo Williams' latest collection, I Knew The Bride, has been nominated for the TS Eliot Prize. In our latest podcast he talks about ageing, dialysis, and what Hardy was doing with Shelley's heart.


Berlin's VERSschmuggel pairs Scottish and German-language poets in order to produce "cover versions" of each other's poems. Featuring Don Paterson, J.O. Morgan, and Katharina Schultens.

Far Off Places

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We chat to the editors of Far Off Places, a young literary magazine with far-reaching ambitions.