The SPL podcast goes down under with Australian poet David Stavanger aka Ghostboy, and New Zealand’s Tusiata Avia.
“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” John Muir
Jennifer Williams, SPL Programme Manager here, sending you sunny, bright as blossoms wishes on this finally fine Spring day. I’m very delighted to introduce Frances Hendron, our new project manager, who is going to be helping us carry out two major projects at the SPL over the coming months.
Image: Martin O’Donnell’s Boat by Alice Myers
We chat with the New Zealand Poet Laureate Ian Wedde.
We catch up with poet Sarah Broom in Auckland to talk about her collection Tigers at Awhitu.
National Poetry Day
The Poetry Society
Scottish Pamphlet Poetry
Poetry Association of Scotland
Poetry Library at the Southbank Centre
The Scottish Poetry Library exists to bring people and poems together.
Ryan sits down with Edinburgh Makar Ron Butlin, to talk about the place his poems come from and what it’s like to write for musicians. Also features excerpt from the short opera “The Voice Inside” by composer Lyell Cresswell.
Ryan and SPL director Robyn Marsack speak about their journeys from the US and New Zealand respectively, and the poems they’ve carried with them, and there’s a specially commissioned interpretation of Clement Clarke Moore’s Visit From St Nicholas”.
This fourth volume in Bloodaxe’s Staying Alive series offers poetry lovers an even broader, international selection of 500 more ‘real poems for unreal times’.
The SPL has appointed four ‘Champions’ to commission new work, including in Gaelic and Scots.
I folded the scan picture like a brewing secret
gave a copy to my mother, the gift of birth passed down
the hands of women