Scottish Poetry Library
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“A triumph of understated wonder” –Joe Mungo Reed
Jenny Lindsay is one of Scotland’s most lauded spoken-word poets. This Scriptis her most thematically ambitious and poetically playful work to date.
Collected Poems is both the perfect single-volume introduction for new readers and a glorious opportunity for old friends to celebrate thirty years’ work by one of the country’s greatest literary talents.
Edinburgh’s first makar Stewart Conn and illustrator John Knight take the reader on an intimate tour of Edinburgh, their words and visuals together giving a real sense of the city’s history and spirit.
At once a love story, an elegy, and an urgent plea, Deaf Republic confronts our time’s vicious atrocities and our collective silence in the face of them.
Winner of the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award 2018, Roseanne Watt’s debut collection explores memory and place in English and Shetlandic.
A little book of poetry to provide inspiration, comfort and support to new doctors.
WITCH is a strange, visceral and darkly witty debut by a startling new voice in British poetry.
An anthology of work created by survivors of sexual and domestic abuse.
An anthology of poems from nine brave women, the result of a collaboration between Edinburgh Women’s Aid, Shakti Women’s Aid and the Scottish Poetry Library.
The new collection from Edinburgh poet Lynn Davidson, spanning Scotland and New Zealand, the luminous and the banal, the strange and the familiar.
Dextrous, tender poetry taking traditional forms into unfamiliar territories.