On May 17th, Professor Don Paterson published his monumental study The Poem: Lyric, Sign, Metre (Faber). This work is a treatise on the art of poetry in three sections – one on lyric, the music of poetic speech; one on sign, and how poetry makes its unique kind of sense; and one on metre, the rhythm of the poetic line. The publication of the book was celebrated with an event at Toppings Bookshop in St Andrews.