Scottish Poetry Library
Books about poetry and poets; essays, biographies, criticism and commentary
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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.
How does a government steal a child and then imprison him? How does it keep it a secret? This story is how.
In this poignant and personal reevaluation of his life as a reader, the author illuminates the highly personal art of reading and affirms the vital role of public libraries.
A celebration of reading, of libraries, and of the mysterious human desire to give order to the universe.
A beautiful, collectable gift edition of the masterpiece of Scottish nature writing. Introduced by Robert Macfarlane and with an afterword by Jeanette Winterson.
A condensed bilingual dictionary based on Angus Watson’s best-selling Gaelic/English dictionary.
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