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August Kleinzahler

American poet August Kleinzahler discusses his views on poetry as an art form and the modern poetry world.

Gerry Loose

We travel to Faslane, home of the UK's nuclear deterrent, to talk to Gerry Loose. He guides us around the area, sharing his thoughts on the radical nature of landscape poetry.

Miriam Gamble

Miriam Gamble talks about how being a critic impacts on her work and the pressures of being part of the Northern Irish poetic tradition.

Robert Crawford

Robert Crawford talks about tackling the subject of Scottish independence in poetry, his friend and collaborator, the late Mick Imlah, and translating Cavafy into Scots.

Bill Manhire

New Zealand's Bill Manhire talks about his Scottish ancestry, his influences, and the time he ended up in Private Eye's Pseud's Corner.

Jenny Lindsay

Jenny Lindsay, co-creator of the popular 'poetry cabaret' Rally and Broad, talks about her poetry and the lively spoken word scene in Scotland today.

Korean poets Sim Bo-Seon & Kim So-Yeon

Two Korean poets Sim Bo-Seon & Kim So-Yeon discuss how poets are perceived in Korea.

Commonwealth Poets United: Glenn Colquhoun

The New Zealand poet talks about visiting Shetland, his Scottish ancestry, and a song of remembrance for his great-great-grandmother.

Catalan, Gaelic and The Bloody Great Border Ballad Project

Gaelic and Catalan poets discuss a fascinating exploration of the artistic potential of borders and a reimagining of the modern ballad.

Brian Johnstone and the Fields of War

Scottish poet Brian Johnstone talks war, jazz and collaborating with other artists.