Poet laureate Carol Anne Duffy reads from her collection The Bees, American and poet Kay Ryan demonstrates the importance of keeping things light. at the Edinbinburgh international book festival. We also have exclusive readings from Forward shortlisted poets Michael Symmonds Roberts and Glyn Maxwell, and Scotland’s makar Liz Lochhead. Plus, Scottish folk singer Blue Rose Code – aka Ross Wilson – give an exclusive preview of a song based on a Nprman MacCaig poem.Reading list:The Bees by Carol Ann Duffy (Picador)Odd Blocks: New and Selected Poems by Kay Ryan (Carcanet)A Choosing: the selected poems of Liz Lochhead (Polygon)Drysalter by Michael Symmons Roberts (Jonathan Cape)Pluto by Glyn Maxwell (Picador)Claire ArmitsteadIain ChambersCarol Ann DuffyLiz Lochhead …read more

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