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Tanya Shirley

Jamaica's Tanya Shirley is a participant in the SPL's Commonwealth Poets United project. She visited the Scottish Poetry Library to read poems about her gun-toting grandfather and the facets of Jamaican life rev ...

Mark Doty

Mark Doty talks about daring to do the things in poems that others are scared to do and bringing aspects of your own personality into your writing.

MacGillivray

Poet and artist MacGillivray maps the rich web of influences from which her poetry emerges, taking in Doors frontman Jim Morrison, mock ancient Scottish bard Ossian, and the mysterious ‘Man with Fourteen Lives’.

Gerda Stevenson

Gerda discusses how her other life as an actor has influenced her poetry, performing Edwin Morgan’s words on stage, and gives tips on how to get the best out of their live performances.

Luke Wright

Luke Wright talks about his first collection Mondeo Man in an interview recorded just after his sell out event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Lynn Davidson & Alyson Hallett

Two Hawthornden Fellows Lynn Davidson and Alyson Hallett talk about where they come from, loneliness versus aloneness, and their current and upcoming work.

Best Scottish Poems 2012

Best Scottish Poems is the Scottish Poetry Library's annual online anthology of the 20 Best Scottish Poems, edited each year by a different editor. Features readings by Kathleen Jamie, Liz Lochhead, Robin Robertson, ...

Ghayath Almadhoun

Sweden-based poet Ghayath Almadhoun talks to Ryan Van Winkle about being a Palestinian refuge

Robert Wrigley

American poet Robert Wrigley reads his work and discusses narrative in poetry, the infinite capacity of poetry to talk about love and wild horses on the southern plains of Idaho.

Ian Bell on Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan's biographer Ian Bell considers whether he can really be considered a poet, the writers who influenced him, and his encounters with poets such as Carl Sandburg, Archibald McLeish and Allen Ginsberg.