JL Williams – Programme Manager at the Scottish Poetry Library

I’m finishing up at the Traverse tomorrow, and will start as Programme Manager at the Scottish Poetry Library on the 1st of May.  I hope to put on many events appealing to all those who love poetry, and even to those who don’t (yet)!  It would be lovely to see you there soon.  Please do get in touch from the 1st of May with thoughts about and ideas for events as I really want to support the community and find out what people want to hear/see/do.

And did you feel it, in your heart, how it pertained to everything?
And have you too finally figured out what beauty is for?
And have you changed your life?
from The Swan by the remarkable Mary Oliver
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Published by jlwpoetry

Books by JL Williams include Condition of Fire (Shearsman, 2011), Locust and Marlin (Shearsman, 2014), Our Real Red Selves (Vagabond Poets, 2015) and House of the Tragic Poet (If A Leaf Falls Press, 2016). A collection exploring the fine line between abundance and apocalypse, After Economy, was published by Shearsman Books in May 2017. She is interested in expanding dialogues through writing across languages, perspectives and cultures and in multimodal and cross-form work, visual art, dance, opera and theatre. Published widely in journals, her poetry has been translated into numerous languages. She has read at international literature festivals and venues in the UK, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Turkey, Cyprus, Canada, Hungary, Romania, Montenegro and the US. She wrote the libretto for a new opera, Snow, was Writer-in-Residence for the British Art Show 8 in Edinburgh and plays in the poetry and music band Hail of Bright Stones (https://hailofbrightstones.com/).

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