Derek Walcott

Derek Walcott

Derek Walcott (1930-2017) was awarded the Nobel prize for Literature in 1992, two years after the publication of... read more
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Alasdair Gray

Writing in his 1990s study of Alasdair Gray’s novels,... more

Phyllis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley was the first US slave to publish a book... more

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe was born in 1809, the son of poverty-... more

Toni Stuart

Toni Stuart was born in Cape Town in 1983, and grew up in... more

Jim Carruth

Jim Carruth was born in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, in 1963.... more

Tom Leonard

Direct, impassioned and rooted in the everyday language of... more

Anna Crowe portrait by Swithun Crowe

Anna Crowe

Anna Crowe is a poet and translator based in St Andrews,... more

Christine De Luca

Scottish poet and novelist Christine De Luca was born and... more

Richard Price

Richard Price’s poetry is perhaps most distinctive for its... more

Tom Pow

Born in 1950 in Edinburgh, Tom Pow is the author of twelve... more

John Glenday

John Glenday has published four collections of poetry: The... more

Ron Butlin

RON BUTLIN is a former Edinburgh Makar / Poet Laureate (... more

Historic recordings

Recordings by historic voices from poetry's past