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Far Off Places
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October 14, 2014 06:34 AM PDT
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We chat to two of the editors of the magazine Far Off Places, a young literary journal with a brave outlook and far-reaching collaborations. Far Off Places is our Magazine Showcase guest at the SPL on 30 October 2014.

[SPL] October: August Kleinzahler
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October 09, 2014 06:00 PM PDT
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We talk with the critically acclaimed American poet August Kleinzahler on this week's episode. In a robust interview, he reads some poems from his latest collection The Hotel Oneira as well as discussing his views on poetry as an art form and the modern poetry world. Presented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions @culturelaser http://www.culturelaser.com

[SPL] October: Gerry Loose
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October 02, 2014 09:40 AM PDT
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In August, our regular podcast host Colin Waters travelled to Faslane, home of the UK's nuclear deterrant, to talk to Gerry Loose. Loose's latest collection fault line is a suite of poems inspired by the area, which is his backyard. The great natural beauty contrasts with the ugliness of the military base, inspiring Loose. He guides Colin around the area, sharing its history and his thoughts on the radical nature of landscape poetry.

[SPL] September 2014: Miriam Gamble
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September 03, 2014 07:00 PM PDT
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Miriam Gamble talks with Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable about her new collection Pirate Music. She reads a number of her poems and tells us about her approach to writing. Miriam also talks about how being a critic impacts on her work and the pressures of being part of the Northern Irish poetic tradition. Presented by Ryan Van Winkle and produced by Colin Fraser of Culture Laser Productions @culturelaser http://www.culturelaser.com

[SPL] August: Robert Crawford
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August 29, 2014 10:06 AM PDT
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Robert Crawford' latest collection Testament (Jonathan Cape) tries out a number of unfashionale styles of poetry, chiefly political and religious, both of which the title alludes to. In our latest podcast, he talks about tackling the subject of Scottish indepedence in poetry, his friend and collaborator, the late Mick Imlah, and translating Cavafy into Scots.

[SPL] August: Bill Manhire
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August 21, 2014 08:49 AM PDT
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This year saw the publication of Bill Manhire's Selected Poems (Carcanet), a good moment to look back over the New Zealand poet's career. Fellow poet Gregory O'Brien caught up with Manhire in his homeland to ask him about his Scottish ancestry, his influences, and the time he ended up in Private Eye's Pseud's Corner.

[SPL] August: Jenny Lindsay
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August 15, 2014 02:45 AM PDT
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Jenny Lindsay is co-creator of the popular 'poetry cabaret' Rally and Broad, a hit originally in Edinburgh that has spread its wings recently to Glasgow. In our latest podcast, we talk to Jenny about her poetry and the lively spoken word scene in Scotland today. Image by Alex Aitchison.

[SPL] Korean poets Sim Bo-Seon & Kim So-Yeon
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August 04, 2014 05:00 PM PDT
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We features two Korean poets on this episode - Sim Bo-Seon & Kim So-Yeon - with interpretation from Brother Anthony and Jonathan Cameron. They discuss the genesis of their work, how poets are perceived in Korean and read a few of their poems for us. Presented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions @culturelaser http://www.culturelaser.com

[SPL] July 2014: Commonwealth Poets United - Glenn Colquhoun
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July 25, 2014 04:18 AM PDT
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Commonwealth Poets United is an international exchange between six Scottish poets and poets from six Commonwealth nations. Glenn Colquhoun represented New Zealand for the project. Glenn is not only a poet, but a doctor, his poems a lyrical exploration of the doctor's role. His job, as he sees it, is to encourage more, not less, doubt in doctors, and so provoke greater contemplation. In conversation with SPL Director Robyn Marsack, he talks about visiting Shetland, his Scottish ancestry, and a song of remembrance for his grandmother.

[SPL] July 2014: Catalan, Gaelic and The Bloody Great Border Ballad Project
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July 07, 2014 07:00 PM PDT
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In an episode recorded at last year's Edinburgh Fringe, we speak with the organiser of The Great Bloody Border Ballad Project, Lorne Campbell, and two of its six participants, the poet Chris Thorpe and theatre practitioner Lucy Ellinson, about their involvement in what was a fascinating exploration of the artistic potential of borders and a reimagining of the modern ballad. We also speak with Catalan poets Josep Lluís Aguiló and Carles Torner who appeared at the Edinburgh International Book Festival together with Gaelic poets Padraig MacAoidh and Niall O'Gallagher. They discuss writing in their respective minority languages and how the situation with Gaelic publishing is almost the opposite of that enjoyed by Catalan. Presented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions http://www.culturelaser.com @culturelaser.

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