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Thursday 2nd July. Jen Hadfield  is to appear this evening at the Scottish Poetry Library, in Edinburgh. The TS Eliot prize winner, who lives and works in Shetland - when she is not away sooth making an increasing amount of public appearances, performing her poetry and leading poetry writing workshops -  is the Scottish Poetry Library's "Poet of the Month" for July. Jen makes no secret of the extent to which her work is inspired by the language and landscape of her adopted home.

Another Shetland poet who has recently been on her travels is Lise Sinclair. As well as an accomplished song writer, pianist, guitarist and singer, Lise is a fine poet with a growing international reputation. In June she was in Bremen for the Poetry on the Road festival, where she read at three events in three different venues: the packed Shakespeare Company Theatre in Bremen, aboard the old three-master Schulshiff Deutchland, in the harbour of Vegesack and on front of 500 pupils of the Kippenburg Gymnasium. According to festival organiser, Michael Augustin, Lise's readings were "absolutely great!" and the festival "went very well. We had 26 writers from 15 countries (including Ernesto Cardinale, Hans Magnus Enzensburger et al) and all places were jam packed..."

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