Sean O'Brien

Sean O'Brien

Sean O'Brien (b. 1952) is a central figure in the contemporary poetry world - he has won major prizes for each of... read more
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  • Essay on Snow

  • Reading Stevens in the Bath

  • Cousin Coat

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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

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

David Kinloch

From Scots dialect to Frank O’Hara and the New York School... more

Richard Murphy

Richard Murphy has been called a poet of two traditions,... more

Glyn Maxwell

Glyn Maxwell

Born in Welwyn Garden City, England, to Welsh parents in... more

Makhosazana Xaba

Makhosazana (Khosi) Xaba’s poetry, fiction and academic... more

Michael Longley

Michael Longley (b.1939, Belfast) is a central figure in... more

Justin Quinn

Justin Quinn’s poems are formal in the very best sense,... more

Steve Ellis

Born in York in 1952, Steve Ellis has published three... more

Historic recordings

Recordings by historic voices from poetry's past