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Carrie Etter

Carrie Etter discusses climate change, teaching poetry, trends in American and UK poetry and much more.

Harry Giles

Harry Giles talks about politics, a messy take on the Scots language, and the time the Daily Mail called him 'vile'.

Shara McCallum

Jamaican-born, American-based poet Shara McCallum about her new Robert Burns poetry project which brought her to Scotland for a research visit.

Alan Riach

Alan Riach discusses his translation of the eighteenth century Gaelic epic of the sea The Birlinn of Clanranald.

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.