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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.

Vahni Capildeo

Vahni Capildeo discusses how women's voices are silenced and why she objects to the word 'migrant'.

Andrew McMillan

Andrew McMillan discusses teaching creative writing, poet Thom Gunn, and going to the gym.

Eleanor Wilner (and Jennifer says goodbye)

American poet Eleanor Wilner talks about poetry and Jennifer, our podcaster for four years, says goodbye.

The Loud Poets

The Loud Poets reveal their 'origin story' and talk about making space for their brand of spoken word performances.