Podcast Blog (Draft)

Kick back and interrupt your day/twitter feed/doom-scrolling with poetry and poetry chat for the ears. 
We’ll feature our favourite poets reading a poem that speaks to them at this particular time, for our audio series A Break in the Waves. Longer chat to follow...

Kevin MacNeil

Kevin MacNeil is a multi-award-winning author (novelist, playwright, screenwriter, poet), editor, and lecturer. Born and raised on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides in a Gaelic-speaking environment, he…

Rachel McCrum

Rachel McCrum is originally from Northern Ireland and lived in Edinburgh, Scotland between 2010 and 2016. She was the first BBC Scotland Poet-in-Residence, Broad of cult spoken word cabaret Rally…


Rapper, poet, and hip-hop academic Solareye fronts the critically-acclaimed alternative hip-hop group Stanley Odd. He was the winner of Best Hip-Hop at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards 2018 and his…

Esa Aldegheri

Esa Aldegheri is a multilingual writer and academic from Scotland and Italy. Her poetry has appeared in various anthologies – most recently in Umbrellas of Edinburgh, 2020 edition – and was…

Janette Ayachi

Janette Ayachi is a London-born Edinburgh-based Scottish-Algerian poet. She has been published in over eighty literary journals and anthologies from presses such as Polygon; Seren, Jessica Kingsley London and Salt’s…


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