'Try to write every day, even for 10 minutes' - Finola Scott

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Glaswegian Finola Scott’s poems can be found on posters, postcards and tapestries. Her work has been anthologised in many publications including Gutter, New Writing Scotland, The Fenland Reed, Lighthouse and the Ofi Press, and her debut pamphlet Much Left Unsaid was published recently by Red Squirrel Press. She talks to Neil Leadbeater about beginning to write in retirement, focusing on social, po...

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'Let the poem go where it wants to go': AC Clarke

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AC Clarke is a poet and translator who has been widely published in magazines and anthologies. She did not concentrate on her writing until retirement in 2002, when she also moved to Scotland. Her first full collection, Breathing Each Other In, was published by Blinking Eye Press in 2005; she now ha...

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'Poetry is a conversation, not a proclamation – it can’t happen in a vacuum': Elizabeth Rimmer

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Elizabeth Rimmer is a Stirling-based poet, editor and occasional translator who has been widely published in magazines and online. She writes poems based in landscape and community, and is also influe...

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'Poetry consoled me for many disappointments ... a sudden moment of silence and peace'

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In the first of a series of interviews, Neil Leadbeater talks to Sally Evans, an influential figure on the Scottish poetry scene for many years as editor of Poetry Scotland, and as organiser of the Ca...

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