Poetry Matters: Space for Sound

Since 1984, the Scottish Poetry Library has been in the heart of the Old Town in Edinburgh, an area rich in literary and publishing associations. At the top of the Royal Mile there is the Writers’ Museum, with its collections relating to Burns, Scott and Stevenson, and outside in Makars’ Court, memorial stones to Scottish […]

‘Drum of Stone’ by Humberto Ak’abal

Humberto Ak’abal visited Scotland around this time last year, and the sounds of his maternal Mayak’iche’ language held listeners enthralled from Ullapool to Edinburgh. It’s rare that such an exotic guest should be accompanied by a book specially produced for the occasion. Congratulations are due to Kettillonia, publisher/translator James Robertson, and translator Rosemary Burnett, for their […]


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