Scottish Women’s Poetry: A Symposium
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Scottish Women’s Poetry: A Symposium

Scottish Women’s Poetry: A Symposium

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Scottish Poetry Library

5 Crichton's Close

Canongate, United Kingdom

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In partnership with the University of Edinburgh.

 

When Liz Lochhead published her first collection in 1972, she

was one of very few Scottish women poets in print. In 2014, twothirds

of the poets featured in the generation-defining anthology

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and established voices from academia, poetry, publishing, and

other creative areas, our all-day event will discuss and debate the

diverse energies, directions, and innovations in the field since the

year 2000. Held in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh,

the symposium will explore questions of language, ecopoetics,

politics, sexualities, the body, and aesthetic strategy. We will also

examine ‘poetry in the field’ and women’s current engagement

with the teaching, communication and fostering of creative work.

Our day will conclude by listening to poets reading their own work.

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