literary podcasts

Episode 004 - Coming to Terms with the Choices that Define Us

In this episode of 'Metaphor & Reality', writer and entrepreneur E. S. Dallaire describes how the poet John...

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[SPL] October: Gerry Loose

In August, our regular podcast host Colin Waters travelled to Faslane, home of the UK's nuclear deterrant, to talk to...

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[SPL] August: Jenny Lindsay

Jenny Lindsay is co-creator of the popular 'poetry cabaret' Rally and Broad, a hit originally in Edinburgh that has...

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[SPL] July 2014: Commonwealth Poets United - Glenn Colquhoun

Commonwealth Poets United is an international exchange between six Scottish poets and poets from six Commonwealth...

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[SPL] July 2014: Brian Johnstone

In this podcast Jennifer Williams talks to Brian Johnstone about his newest book, Dry Stone Work (Arc, 2014), and...

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[SPL] June 2014: Alasdair Paterson

Odysseys of one sort or another theme the latest SPL podcast. Our guide, the poet Alasdair Paterson, takes us on a...

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[SPL] June 2014: Commonwealth Poets United: Toni Stuart and Rachel McCrum

Commonwealth Poets United is an international exchange between six Scottish poets and poets from six Commonwealth...

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[SPL] May 2014: Ilyse Kusnetz

In this podcast Jennifer Williams talks to Ilyse Kusnetz who was visiting Scotland during the StAnza Festival 2014....

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[SPL] May 2014: Jenny Lewis

When we think of World War One, our images of the conflict is largely shaped by those of the Western Front or perhaps...

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[SPL] May 2014: Caroline Bird

We talked with Caroline Bird after her recent reading at The Sutton Gallery in Edinburgh. She discusses her latest...

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[SPL] April 2014: Niall Campbell

Niall Campbell is one of the most promising poets of the younger generation of Scottish writers. Hailing from the...

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[SPL] March 2014: Alexander Hutchison

Alexander Hutchison, a poet and translator in Scots and English, was born in 1943 in Buckie in the north-east of...

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[SPL] March 2014: J.L. Williams

J.L Williams is a poet fascinated by the possiblility of metamorphoses, whether it be witnessed in the natural world...

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Commonwealth Poets United: Tanya Shirley

Commonwealth Poets United is an international exchange between six Scottish poets and poets from six Commonwealth...

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[SPL] February 2014: MacGillivray

In this podcast the poet and artist MacGillivray (http://www.macgillivray.org.uk/) reads from and discusses her new...

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[SPL] January 2014: Lynn Davidson & Alyson Hallett

In this podcast SPL Programme Manager Jennifer Williams talks to two Hawthornden Fellows Lynn Davidson and Alyson...

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[SPL] December: Robert Wrigley

In this podcast our Programme Manager, Jennifer Williams, talks to Robert Wrigley about his new collection and first...

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[SPL] November 2013: McGuire

McGuire is a young Scottish poet, sometimes described as a performance poet, who is pushing the boundaries of what...

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[SPL] October 2013: Glyn Maxwell

In this podcast, recorded in August during the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Glyn Maxwell...

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[SPL] October 2013: Ross Sutherland

Edinburgh-born Ross Sutherland is one of the most interesting young poets working in Britain today. Inspired by...

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