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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.

Chrys Salt

Chrys Salt talks about writing war poetry when you have a son who is a soldier, and how poetry can benefit from a good performance.

Ryan's Final Cut

In the last regular podcast to feature Ryan Van Winkle, he looks back at some of his favourite interviews since he started the podcast in 2008.