Literature

Sean O’Brien

This Tuesday, as part of the University of Edinburgh’s Visiting Writers series, the Scottish Poetry Library hosted poet, novelist and critic Sean O’Brien. O’Brien’s most recent poetry collection Europa deals with issues of place, identity...

Sal

Mick Kitson’s Sal tells the story of two young Scottish sisters who escape from their neglectful mother and abusive stepfather, running away to attempt to survive in the woods. Skilfully addressing incredibly sensitive topics of child abuse and...

Abortion Wars

Abortion Wars is a book that will make you angry. It is a reminder that, in a world where women are increasingly aware of their own rights and abilities, the autonomies of their bodies continues to be under attack. Indeed in the  past week, a...

Supernormal

Written by renowned clinical psychologist Meg Jay, Supernormal is a profound look at the human condition, a stunning take on how childhood adversity can lead to remarkable and resilient people. Jay uses example case studies and stories from her own...

Introducing: Rainer Maria Rilke

To read Rilke is to reach into emptiness: W.H. Auden, who was greatly influenced by Rilke in his earlier poetry, went so far to describe him as “the Santa Claus of loneliness”. One of the greatest poets of the twentieth century, Rilke’s...

Art of the Storyteller

I was welcomed, at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, to a warm and intimate setting for an evening of storytelling by James Spence and Daniel Serridge. There was little information online about the kinds of stories that would be told, but I was...

World Poetry Day: Kayo Chingonyi

If you have ever looked on YouTube for spoken word artists in the African diaspora, you may have come across young Zambian born British poet Kayo Chingonyi. While sifting through videos of Chingonyi sharing his poetry, his unique style and delivery...

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