Scottish Poetry Podcasts

This series of podcasts on Scottish poetry is intended for senior school pupils and
beginning undergraduates. In each episode Dr 67dac432Scott Hames and Professor Kirstie Blair discuss the form and meaning of a Scottish poem, many of which appear in the SQA list of Scottish set texts for National 5 / Higher English.

Below each podcast recording you’ll find a link to an online text of the poem, and a scanned image of Scott or Kirstie’s notes. Please do contact us via the CSS Facebook page if you’d like to ask a question or offer feedback. Our thanks to the many teachers and readers who helped us to decide which poems to discuss, and for the support of the Stirling Enhancement of Learning Fund.

 

  • Robert Burns, ‘To A Mouse’

 

Read ‘To A Mouse’ online (new window)

View Scott’s notes on the poem

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  • Don Paterson, ‘The Dead’

 

Read ‘The Dead’ online (new window)

View Scott’s notes on the poem

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  • Carol Ann Duffy, ‘Prayer’

 

Read ‘Prayer’ online (new window)

View Scott’s notes on the poem

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  • Norman MacCaig, ‘Sounds of the Day’

 

Read ‘Sounds of the Day’ online (new window)

View Kirstie’s notes on the poem

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  • Liz Lochhead, ‘View of Scotland / Love Poem’

 

Read ‘View of Scotland / Love Poem’ online (new window)

View Scott’s notes on the poem

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  • Edwin Morgan, ‘Trio’

 

Read ‘Trio’ online (new window)

View Kirstie’s notes on the poem

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