Kathleen Jamie & Lorraine Mariner at Edinburgh International Book Festival

Ryan Van Winkle - the mirror stage

We've been at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this past week, and caught up with two very different poets who have been involved with the events strand the Scottish Poetry Library has curated together with Don Paterson. The first is Lorraine Mariner, who we caught up with after her event in the Spiegeltent. The second is award winning poet Kathleen Jamie, who reads some of her remarkable new work.

We also mark the passing of Scotland's Makar, Edwin Morgan, and his former editor at Carcanet, SPL director Robyn Marsack, shares a few words about Eddie. Edwin Morgan was the top trend on Twitter last Thursday - something we think he'd have been very chuffed by.

Produced by Colin Fraser. Incidental music by Ewen Maclean.

First published Tuesday 24 August, 2010

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