Scottish Poetry Library
Find a poem for any purpose – from Scottish classics to the cutting edge of contemporary poetry
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An intimate selection of Scottish poems from Alexander McCall Smith.
An anthology of work from the Scottish BAME Writers Network.
In Poems to Fall in Love With Chris Riddell has selected and illustrated his very favourite classic and modern poems about love.
Shakespeare’s best-known and best-loved classics alongside lesser known extracts, with entertaining insights on each from editor Allie Esiri.
An anthology for a new moment in poetry: a collection of fresh, vibrant voices from poets all over the globe, both living and dead.
Whether pulling up at the celestial bar in Keats’s ‘Mermaid Tavern’ or at the grittier, jazzier one in Carl Sandburg’s ‘Honky Tonk in Cleveland, Ohio’, lovers of beer and poetry are sure to find something to celebrate in these pages.
Zen poetry, with its simple expression of direct, intuitive insight and sudden enlightenment, appeals to lovers of poetry, spirituality and beauty everywhere.
Poets across the continents and the centuries describe felines doing what they do best: sleeping, prowling, prancing, purring, sleeping some more, and gazing disdainfully at lesser beings like ourselves.
This selection of poems from across the ages brings to life a staggering array of zombies, ghosts, vampires, and devils.
In Picturehouse Poems, one of our oldest art forms pays loving homage to one of our newest-the thrilling art of cinema.
This comprehensive and joyous celebration of metrical verse brings together some of the best rhythmic lines in literature.
For more than half a century, Leonard Cohen’s music and poetry have made him an international cult figure, transcending genres and generations.