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Book of the Day

Book of the Day | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
A Bird is  Not a Stone Edited by Henry Bell and Sarah Irving (Freight Books, Glasgow) is the first major collection of contemporary Palestinian poetry translated by some of Scotland's finest writer...
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Deleted Speech

Deleted Speech | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

This seems to be poetry week all of a sudden. In case you missed the Tories attempt to delete 10 years of speeches and press releases from the internet, they did. It didn’t work.


Computer Weekly said the effect of the changes was “as alarming as sending Men in Black to strip history books from a public library and burn them in the car park”.


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What Place for Poetry in Politics?

What Place for Poetry in Politics? | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
This Saturday afternoon, as part of The Festival of Politics,  Aonghas MacNeicail, Janet Paisley and regular Bella columnist George Gunn – three highly regarded writers, poets, playwrigh...
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Processional at the Winter Solstice by Gerry Cambridge

Processional at the Winter Solstice by Gerry Cambridge | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
He has gone down into darkness at the wrecked end of the year
/ And is lying, gaberlunzie, in the needled nest...
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Poetry On Trial: 1. “What are poets for?” by George Gunn

Poetry On Trial: 1. “What are poets for?” by George Gunn | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
This thoughtful provocative essay by poet George Gunn asks some timely questions on the whys and wherefores of modern poetry, and asks whether there is a socialised character of poetry in Scotland ...
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Independent Minds: Prison, Poems and Politics

Independent Minds: Prison, Poems and Politics | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

Earlier this year I spent three months working with the prisoners in HMP Kilmarnock on a series of poetry workshops. The project was supported by the NTS and The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway and was devised around a few lines of poetry by Robert Burns:

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“Scotland Writers” – a new poem by Matthew Fitt

“Scotland Writers” – a new poem by Matthew Fitt | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Scotland Writers 1st December 2012, Glesga Scots wha hae wi Wilson skited, Scots wham Weir got aw excited, Oan a pitch the froast had whited They played for their countrie.
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Poems, Stories and Writings by Margaret Tait | literateur.com

Poems, Stories and Writings by Margaret Tait | literateur.com | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

In a letter to Sean Connery of 1972, the artist and gallery-owner Richard Demarco referred to Margaret Tait as ‘a classic example of a first class Scot living here and being ignored, [who has] something significant to say to the whole world about Scotland’.

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Poetry On Trial: 2. “Poetry and Tribalism” by Jon Stone

Poetry On Trial: 2. “Poetry and Tribalism” by Jon Stone | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
In the second of our ‘Poetry on trial’ essays – culled from the excellent Cut Out and Keep blog (now part of Fuselit website) – English poet Jon Stone looks at poetry’...
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