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Special Collection

This Special Collection brings together some of the recordings we’ve made over the years with poets from Scotland. Edwin Morgan recorded his reading for the Archive in his flat in Glasgow back in 2000, Douglas Dunn made his Archive recording…

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Jane Weir

B. 1963

6 poems available

I was a long bodice partly sewn to a skirt, a hem picking / up everything

Poet

5 poems available

Strands of autobiography, a deeply sensuous ecology of place, historical narratives; the inner world of imagination and the often difficult realities of the postcolonial nation are interwoven in McWatt's bold but carefully worked out architecture. Peepal Tree

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Elizabeth Bishop

B. 1911 D. 1979

4 poems available

All her poems have written underneath - 'I have seen it.' - Randall Jarrell

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T. S. Eliot

B. 1888 D. 1965

7 poems available

...the communication of the dead/is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living. - from Part 1 of 'Little Gidding', T. S. Eliot

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3 poems available

the patron saint of poetry - Carol Ann Duffy

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18 poems available

What happens with me is quite often I start with a memory, mix it with observations of people I know and then mix in a bit of 'What if...?' - Michael Rosen

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9 poems available

We were testing the range of the human voice - 'The Shout', Simon Armitage

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The English Astronaut - Simon Armitage
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Marechiare - Alan Brownjohn
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The Dust - Alan Brownjohn
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XVIII. Before (from Lutèce, te amo) - Ahren Warner
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