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Nora Gomringer

Swiss-German poet Nora Gomringer talks about poetry on TV, and the joy of bringing poetry alive through the body.

Best Scottish Poems 2015

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Best Scottish Poems is an online selection of twenty of the best poems by Scottish authors to appear in books, pamphlets and literary magazines during 2015. Includes Kathleen Jamie and more.

Sophie Collins

Sophie Collins discusses experimenting with starting points for creating poems, feminism and translation.

Edwin Morgan, James McGonigal and John Coyle

The editors of The Midnight Letterbox: Selected Correspondence 1950 - 2010 talk about how they put together a volume of Edwin Morgan's letters.

Linda Russo

American poet Linda Russo talks about the complexities of writing a poetry of place, the challenges and rewards of creating with empathy, and the question, ‘Why aren’t we giving up hope?’.

Ken MacLeod

Ken MacLeod talks about editing the SPL's online anthology Best Scottish Poems 2015, his friend Iain Banks. Banks and writing a riposte to The Waste Land.

William Bonar

William Bonar discusses the mythology of memory, Hugh MacDiarmid's influence on Scots language poetry and a walk through the frozen cradle of Scotland.

Angela Cleland

Angela Cleland talks about writing from an early age, taking up boxing and writing science fiction.

Kevin Cadwallender

Kevin Cadwallender on the 'page versus stage' debate, his religious beliefs, how family and architecture inform his poetry, and fast writing-slow thinking.

Ryan Van Winkle

Ryan Van Winkle returns to talk about his award-winning second collection The Good Dark.