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Poetry Centre Stage: travelling time and space through verse

Last week saw Scotland’s International Poetry Festival, StAnza, go virtual. The yearly festival, usually based in St Andrews, adapted itself to suit our world today, adopting a ‘Pay As You Can’ system for the majority of its digitised events. As well as the increased ease of attending, most events were recorded, bringing a new facet […]

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Night at the Museum: fashion for the ages

Beneath a soaring glass atrium, weaving in-between world culture artefacts the Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show officially took place last weekend. Diverse and artistic collections took centre stage bringing the museum and all its culture to life, showcasing moving works of art that captured the imagination and attention of hundreds of guests that came to experience […]

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Agnes Török at the Scottish Poetry Library

From lyrics written in protest of the Church by William Blake, to the haunting depictions of 9-11 by Michael Burch, poetry has always been intertwined with social commentary and political activism. Indeed the voice of a poet is never just for the individual: it speaks from and to the masses.  This is was the message […]

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From Renaissance to Referendum: Women’s Voices in Scottish Poetry, Scottish Poetry Library

It is almost impossible to think of Scottish poetry without thinking of the triumvirate of Liz Lochhead, Carol Ann Duffy and Jackie Kay. However, women were not always so well represented in the Scottish poetry scene, and it is only since the 1970s that their voices have received similar prominence to their male counterparts. Although […]

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Vine Box

Nomad is a political and cultural magazine, and in Thursday night’s fundraiser for their annual publication they took over Mash House to host Vine Box. Armed with pillows, with a shoes (and phones!) off policy on the door, we followed plastic vines up to  a room tinged with green lights , decorated with a bohemian […]

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Recital reaffirms the importance of poetry in education

Christine De Luca shares her passion for poetry at the My Life In Poetry sessions at the Scottish Poetry Library The Scottish Poetry Library has invited writers to discuss their favourite poems over the past decade as part of their series of events called My Life in Poetry. Christine De Luca is a Scottish poet […]