Literature

Poem of the Week: Having a Coke with You

To read Frank O’Hara’s ‘Having a Coke with You’ is to infatuate yourself with the beautiful impermanence of the everyday. Included in his 1965 collection Lunch Poems – a series of poems written on the fly during his lunch breaks – it...

Glasgow Women’s Library: Connect and Create Showcase

Held in the Scottish Poetry Library, a unique and enchanting literary space tucked away in a side-street of Edinburgh’s bustling Royal Mile, the Glasgow Women’s Library’s Connect and Create Showcase boasted a glowing evening of flash fiction,...

Poem of the Week: Mad Girl’s Love Song

Mad Girl’s Love Song’ is the poem that finally convinced me poetry wasn’t some elite art form whose deepest values would forever evade me. It’s one of those poems that I wish I’d written myself. A foray into my own soul, these six stanzas...

Looking back at a semester of literature

Each year, the autumn months take the ready-rich tapestry that is Edinburgh’s literary scene and take it to new heights. The last four months have been an unrelentingly busy time indeed. Let’s start with the Scottish International Storytelling...

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