Scottish Poetry Library
Books about poetry and poets; essays, biographies, criticism and commentary
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In seventeen intimate and incisive essays, poet Molly McCully Brown explores living within and beyond the limits of a body — in her case, one shaped since birth by Cerebral Palsy.
A collection of hybrid, lyric essays about the places between life and death; memoir and poetry; making and letting go
Taking the reader from Glasgow to Lagos and beyond; a heart-stopping story of parents and siblings, friends and strangers, belonging and beliefs, biology and destiny.
The death of legendary jazz trumpeter Joss Moody exposes an extraordinary secret.
This anthology of poems and prose ranges from literary weather to scientific reportage; a new perspective on what is the oldest conversation of all.
Home is where you start from, but where is a swallow’s real home? And what does ‘native’ mean if the English oak is an immigrant from Spain?
In this short, easy-to-digest and delightful book, comedian and poetry lover Frank Skinner explains why poems are like the TARDIS.
For readers both young and old, this little history shines a light on the richness of the world’s poems and the elusive quality that makes them all the more enticing.
Do you want to write a poem? This book will show you how to grow one.
We cannot understand the phenomenon of remembering without invoking its opposite, forgetting.
An indispensable guide to both the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of poetic craft in the 21st century, and essential writing-desk companion for poets at all stages.
Follow Chris McCabe into the nocturnal world of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park in search of the lost and forgotten poets of the East End.
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