Hello and welcome to the Library Love Podcast with Tanya, Anna and Vikki, today we were talking about our favourite poetry. All the books mentioned can be requested in our library catalogue. Though as always we started with a look at what we have all been reading recently:
• Reni Eddo-Lodge, Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race
• The Fortunately Podcast (BBC Podcast)
• Murial Spark, The Ballad of Peckham Rye
• Black Out by Ragnar Jonasson (3rd Dark Iceland Series)
• Daniel O’Mally, The Rook
• The Adventure Zone (Podcast)
New and forthcoming adult books:
• Lady Antonia Fraser, The King and the Catholics: The Fight for Rights 1829
• Jo Nesbo, Macbeth
• Stephen King, The Outsider
• Kate Mosse, The Burning Chambers
• Horowitz Anthony, Forever and a day
New and forthcoming children’s books:
• Tom Fletcher & Greg Abbott, There’s a dragon in your book (0-5)
• Robert Winston, Science Squad (5-8)
• Liz Pichon, Tom Gates: Biscuits, Bands and Very Big Plans (9-12)
• Natasha Farrant, The Children of Castle Rock (9-12yr)
• Matt Killeen, Orphan Monster Spy (teen)
• Star Wars – The Last Jedi (12)
• Kingsman Golden Circle (15)
• Trollhunters – Tales of Arcadia: Series one (PG)
Our Reading Agony this week:
A library user asked us ‘I’m getting married and I’d like some good poems for the ceremony’
We have some great books to look through, how about:
• 100 favourite Scottish love poems by Conn, Stewart.
• The world’s favourite love poems by Bushrui, Suheil B
• The Picador book of love poems by Stammers, John.
Or just type ‘love poems‘ into your libraries’ catalogue and see what pops up – there’s loads of choice and you can have a lovely time reading them.
Staff quote of the Podcast:
‘I’m dreading coming in next week with my new glasses’ (in case we criticise her choice)
Our Discussion – We talked about some of our favourite poems and poets. Tanya loves Benjamin Zephaniah’s work particularly performed by him and would strongly recommend listening to Talking Turkeys which you can find on YouTube. Some of the other collections and poets mentioned were:
• Scars upon my heart : women’s poetry and verse of the First World War, Catherine Reilly
• And Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
• She walks in beauty, Caroline Kennedy
• Silly Verse for kids, Spike Milligan
• A book of Bosh: lyrics and prose of Edward Lear, Edward Lear
• Selected Poems, Jenny Joseph
To find information about National Poetry Day and lots more poetry related information go to the Scottish Poetry Library
Did you know?
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Please see our website for details for days and times.
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