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The Image Poetry by Degrees

St Andrews 14-18 March 2012

www.stanzapoetry.org


Introduction

Box Office

Welcome to StAnza’s 15th annual festival. Our themes for ‘The Year of Creative Scotland 2012’, are The Image and Poetry by Degrees which we bring together in our first ever all-day poetry workshop at the home of the renowned twentieth-century artist Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, and in collaborations with Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. Lavinia Greenlaw, this year’s Poet in Residence, joins Chase Twichell, Christopher Reid, Kwame Dawes and Grace Nichols, all new to StAnza, plus Jackie Kay, Kathleen Jamie, Michael Symmons Roberts, poets from Poland, Germany, New Zealand, Sweden, Canada, Palestine, Macedonia and from across the UK, visual artists, musicians, actors, film-makers and other writers, as well as a trio of Irish poets to mark the St Patrick’s Day weekend. We also focus on all that is avant-garde, experimental and cutting-edge in today’s poetry with a dedicated strand featuring poet and critic Keston Sutherland, the Dutch contemporary composer/poet Rozalie Hirs, plus sound installations around town commissioned from Holly Pester. As always we are grateful to our funders, sponsors and partners whose support and encouragement have made StAnza 2012 possible.

StAnza Box Office:

There will be lighter entertainment on the programme as well, cabaret performances every lunchtime, late night poetry and music events in the Byre bar/bistro, and watch out for cakes galore. There’s even a chance for the lucky few to enjoy afternoon tea with Jackie Kay. Add to all that actors David Hayman and Karen Dunbar on the StAnza stage, breakfast panel events over coffee and pastries, a masterclass from David Morley, along with a plethora of workshops, exhibitions, talks and cross-media performances to ensure that StAnza 2012 offers something for everyone. You will always find a space to relax or chat in the festival’s lively and friendly hub at the Byre Theatre, Scotland’s only 5 star arts venue, where Kingarroch, who now run the café bar/bistro, look forward to extending a welcome to everyone attending StAnza 2012. Eleanor Livingstone Festival Director

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The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9LA, Scotland, UK tel: 01334 475000 fax: 01334 475370 email: boxoffice@byretheatre.com www.byretheatre.com

Tickets In person: In person: from Mon to Sat, 10am–5pm (or 7.30pm show nights), plus daily 10am–8pm during festival. On line: www.stanzapoetry.org (follow link to Byre website) By phone: payment by Visa or MasterCard. By post: cheques made out to The Byre Theatre. Concession prices: available to senior citizens, school pupils, students or persons registered as disabled or unemployed Families: family tickets for children’s events admit up to four people (must include at least 1 child & no more than 2 adults) Early bird discount: 30% off all tickets (full price or concession) purchased before 10 February 2012. Bulk purchase: 30% off tickets bought for 8 or more events. Disclaimer: please note, special discounts are not applicable along with any other discount offer, and cannot be obtained online. Events: please arrive at events in sufficient time: out of consideration to participants and audience, late comers may not be admitted unless there is an interval Free events: for free events, just turn up: all exhibitions are free. Children’s events: unaccompanied children cannot be admitted.

Creative Writing: University of St Andrews The School of English offers year-long, full-time postgraduate MLitt courses and PhD courses in the writing of poetry or fiction. Teaching staff include:

John Burnside, Don Paterson, Robert Crawford & Jacob Polley Website: www.st-andrews.ac.uk/english


Information

Foyer Stalls

Communications: enquiries@stanzapoetry.org

Festival Desk: The festival desk operates a message board, provides answers to all your festival enquiries, gives directions to venues and supplies town maps and guides, bus and train timetables and contacts for the local taxis operators. Poetry Bookstalls: J&G Innes Ltd, 107 South Street, are StAnza’s booksellers and have a wide range of books by festival poets in stock. A bookstall will be available at readings and will operate in the Byre Theatre Level 2 Foyer in the evenings.

Visit our website at www.stanzapoetry.org Follow us on Twitter: @StAnzaPoetry #StAnza12 Facebook: www.facebook.com/stanzapoetry StAnza Blog: http://stanzapoetry.wordpress.com Extra programmes: 01334 474610 or brochure@stanzapoetry.org Accommodation: standrews@visitscotland.com St Andrews Tourist Information Centre, Market Street 01334 472021; Bookings: 0845 2 255121

Workshops, Masterclasses & Slam Workshops: These are participant only events, open to 16 persons who have the opportunity to work directly with the poet. Masterclass: This is open to the public to listen or take part in discussion. Poems for inclusion must be submitted in advance. Submitting: A ticket for the masterclass must be purchased prior to submitting any work. To be considered for inclusion, send 3 poems on “The Image” up to 35 lines long to the contact below. Each submission must quote the reference number on the event ticket and include a note of the entrant’s name, email address and/or phone number. Contact: Email all 3 poems in a single Word, PDF or RTF attachment to works@stanzapoetry.org. (If email is not possible, post hard copies to Kathleen Gray, StAnza Workshops Officer, Flass Cottage, 98 Crosshill Terrace, Wormit, Fife DD6 8PT.) Poems must arrive no later than February 24th. Slam: To take part, email the entrant’s name, email address and/or phone number to works@stanzapoetry.org. Please note places are limited.

Children’s Poetry Competition The annual Stanza Children’s Poetry competition is open to children resident in Fife or to Fife schools. Deadline: 2nd March 2012 Categories: Junior (P4-5); Intermediate (P6-7); Senior (S1-2) For full details of the competition, see www.stanzapoetry.org

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Tuesday 13 March

Thursday 15 March

7.00pm Kwame Dawes - Festival Prequel £10.00 – 8.00 Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway, Ayrshire On the eve of StAnza 2012, one of this year's poets reads at the birthplace of Scotland's national poet.

10.00am Poetry Walk: Town & Gown free – 11.15 from the Byre Theatre Garden, Abbey Street A poetic stroll through 600 years of St Andrews with Ian Blyth.

In partnership with the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Wednesday 14 March 10.30am Linked Forms £6.00/£4.00 – 4.00 Balmungo House, by St Andrews KY16 8LW Workshop: Lavinia Greenlaw A wonderful setting to explore how we read and create images. Ask about transport from the Byre. In partnership with the Barns-Graham Charitable Trust

6.00pm Music and Poetry Theatre – 7.00 Byre Theatre Level 2 Foyer, Abbey Street Poetic and musical interventions around the Byre.

free

7.00pm Festival Launch – 7.40 Byre Theatre Level 2 Foyer, Abbey Street Alistair Moffat, Kwame Dawes, Lavinia Greenlaw & the St Andrews Saxophone Quartet launch the festival.

free

8.00pm Kind of Larkin: Jazz & Theatre £8.00/£6.00 – 10.00 Byre Theatre Auditorium, Abbey Street David Hayman (reader) and the Dave Batchelor Quintet, incl. Don Paterson on guitar A celebration in words and music of Philip Larkin’s love of jazz. Thanks to the Citizens Theatre

10.15pm Poetry Café: Inklight Showcase – 11.30 Byre Bar/Bistro, Abbey Street Relax and listen to a selection of new student writers. In partnership with the Inklight Creative Writing Society and Kingarroch at the Byre Theatre

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free

10.30am Ekphrasis: The Art of Stealing £3.00 – 12.30 Public Library Meeting Room, Church Square Workshop: Kwame Dawes Learn how other other art forms help expand poetic dialogue. In partnership with Fife Council Libraries, Arts, Museums & Archives

10.00am Inspire Session – 10.45 Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Festival Desk Head off for a brief session to prompt creativity.

free

In partnership with Fraser East and the British Golf Museum

11.30am Past & Present £3.00/£2.00 – 12.30 Council Chamber, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Jonathan Falla on Ramón López Velarde Judith Taylor & A.C. Clarke on Gavin Douglas Three contemporary writers discuss a Mexican poet from the early 1900s and a mediaeval translator of the Aeneid into Scots. 11.30pm Border Crossing £3.00/£2.00 – 12.30 Supper Room, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Reading: Gerry Cambridge, Tusiata Avia From Scotland and New Zealand, two poets share a stage. Presented with the support of the Live Literature Fund/Scottish Book Trust

1.00pm Musings@MUSA – 1.45 Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Festival Desk Brief sessions to prompt creativity.

free

In partnership with MUSA (the Museum of the University of St Andrews)

1.00pm Poetry Café £6.00/£4.00 – 1.45 Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street Arguments & Nosebleeds, Seconds Out Lunch & Verses with Chris Young & Jane Overton – live performance along with food and drinks, café society with poetic fisticuffs. Presented with the support of Kingarroch at the Byre and Stuart’s of Buckhaven


2.15pm Border Crossing £3.00/£2.00 – 3.15 Supper Room, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Reading: Alan Buckley, Catherine Hales In a transcontinental pairing of up-and-coming talents, an Oxford based poet reads with a poet and translator from Berlin. 3.30pm The StAnza Lecture £3.00/£2.00 – 4.30 Supper Room, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Lavinia Greenlaw: A Good Argument From precision to persuasion, rhetoric to provocation, the reading and writing of poetry have much to teach us. 3.45pm Round Table: John Burnside £5.00/£3.00 – 4.30 The Green Room, St Leonard’s Quad, South Street An intimate reading with the 2011 Forward and T.S. Elliot prize winner.

Dave Batchelor Quintet Kwame Dawes

Sponsored by St Leonard’s School

5.00pm Five O’Clock Verses £5.00/£3.00 – 6.00 Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street Reading: Lachlan Mackinnon, Hilary Menos Mackinnon’s meditative poems are influenced by Lowell; Menos’s Berg won the 2010 Forward Prize for Best First Collection. 6.15pm Submarine £3.00/£2.00 – 7.50 Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street A screening of the 2011 hit film based on Joe Dunthorne’s novel. 8.00pm Poetry Centre Stage £8.00/£6.00 – 9.50 Byre Theatre Auditorium, Abbey Street Reading: Michael Symmons Roberts, Kwame Dawes A poet who has worked with composer James MacMillan joins a contemporary whose poetry evokes the rhythms of Jamaica.

Lavinia Greenlaw

10.00pm Poetry Café – Jazz Night at the Byre free – 11.30 Byre Bar/Bistro, Abbey Street Enjoy the festival atmosphere, some mellow jazz and a few poems. Presented with the support of Kingarroch at the Byre

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Friday 16 March 10.00am Poetry Café Breakfast: Watch This Space £4.00/£3.00 – 11.00 Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street Gerry Cambridge, Rozalie Hirs, Andrew Roberts and Helen Ivory discuss how poetry appears on the page, screen or elsewhere. Presented with the support of the Dutch Foundation for Literature, Kingarroch at the Byre and Fisher & Donaldson

10.00am Inspire Session – 10.45 The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Festival Desk Brief sessions to prompt creativity.

free

In partnership with Fraser East and the British Golf Museum

10.30am Accentuate the Negative – 12.30 Public Library Meeting Room, Church Square Workshop: Jo Bell How to write creatively using the poetic power of denial.

12.30pm Meet the Artist: Derek Robertson free – 12.45 Foyer/FCA&C, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Meet the artist collaborating with Gaelic poet Rody Gorman. Presented in partnership with Fife Contemporary Art & Craft

12.45pm Clydebuilt Showcase £3.00/£2.00 – 1.45 Council Chamber, Town Hall, Queens Gardens William Bonar, Irene Hossack, Eveline Pye, Samuel Tongue, Nuala Watt. New, bright voices from Glasgow’s poetry mentoring scheme. Presented with the support of St Mungo’s Mirrorball

£3.00

In partnership with Fife Council Libraries, Arts, Museums & Archives

11.30am Round Table: Keston Sutherland £5.00/£3.00 – 12.15 Fraser East, South Street A leading practitioner of nonconformist art poetry comes to StAnza. Presented with the support of Fraser East

11.30am Border Crossing £3.00/£2.00 – 12.30 Supper Room, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Reading: Rody Gorman, Boel Schenlaer An active and prolific Gaelic poet and translator reads with a much published poet, playwright and editor from Sweden. Presented with the support of the Live Literature Fund/Scottish Book Trust

11.30am Past & Present £3.00/£2.00 – 12.30 Council Chamber, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Lavinia Greenlaw on Sir Thomas Wyatt Kwame Dawes on Anthony McNeill Discussing the Tudor diplomat credited with being the first English lyric poet and an experimental Jamaican poet with a troubled life.

1.00pm Poetry Café: £6.00/£4.00 – 1.45 Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street Lunch & Verses with Claudia Daventry Sparkling humour, poetic elegance, all with lunch included. Presented with the support of Kingarroch at the Byre and Stuart’s of Buckhaven

1.00pm Musings@MUSA – 1.45 Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Festival Desk Brief sessions to prompt creativity. In partnership with MUSA (the Museum of the University of St Andrews)

2.15pm Border Crossing £3.00/£2.00 – 3.15 Supper Room, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Reading: Jane McKie, John Siddique The author of Poems from a Northern Soul and Full Blood reads with the winner of the 2011 Edwin Morgan competition. Presented with the support of the Live Literature Fund/the Scottish Book Trust

2.15pm My Dante free – 3.15 Parliament Hall, South Street Robert Wilson and special guests Favourite passages from the Divine Comedy in the tradition of lectura dantis. Two open slots, email: info@stanzapoetry.org Supported by the University of St Andrews School of Modern Languages and Culture Ireland

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free


Tony Curtis 3.30pm Filmpoem Live £3.00/£2.00 – 4.30 Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street Alastair Cook, with live music from Luca Nasciuti Cleaving together words, sound and vision: with readings from Colin Will, Jane McKie, Jo Bell & Jennifer Lynn Williams. 3.45pm Round Table: Afternoon Tea with Jackie £7.00/£5.00 – 4.30 The Albany Hotel, South Street Join writer Jackie Kay for poetry, tea and cake (inc. in ticket). 5.00pm Five O’Clock Verses £5.00/£3.00 – 6.00 Parliament Hall, South Street Reading: Bernard O’Donoghue. Tony Curtis Two acclaimed Irish poets read on the eve of St Patrick’s Day. Presented with the support of Culture Ireland

6.15pm Quiet Open Mic free – 7.30 Zest Juicing & Coffee Bar, South Street Come along with your own poems to read or just sit back with a good coffee and listen to and enjoy a cornucopia of voices. In partnership with Zest Juicing and Coffee Bar

8.00pm Poetry Centre Stage £8.00/£6.00 – 9.50 Byre Theatre Auditorium, Abbey Street Reading: Chase Twichell, Lavinia Greenlaw Two major poets, one whose work reflects Buddhist spiritual beliefs, the other with interests in science, vision and perception.

Jackie Kay Rozalie Hirs

10.15pm Poetry Café: Risk A Verse free – 11.30 Byre Bar/Bistro, Abbey Street MC: Jim Carruth StAnza’s vibrant late night open-to-all session for 2012. Sign up for a floor spot and join in. Or just sit back, listen and enjoy. Presented with the support of Kingarroch at the Byre

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Saturday 17 March 10.00am Poetry Café Breakfast: Iconic £4.00/£3.00 – 11.00 Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street Robert Crawford, Norman McBeath, Michael Symmons Roberts & Lavinia Greenlaw discuss over coffee and pastries whether poetry like a camera lens can also capture the iconic image. Presented with the support of Kingarroch at the Byre and Fisher & Donaldson

11.30am Past & Present £3.00/£2.00 – 12.30 Council Chamber, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Chase Twichell on Robinson Jeffers Keston Sutherland on William Wordsworth Discussing a US West Coast poet and environmental activist and the co-author of the revolutionary Lyrical Ballads.

10.00am Meet the Artist: John Neilson free – 4.00 Byre Theatre Garden, Abbey Street Watch as the lettering designer carves poetry into stone before your eyes. Today and Sunday. See exhibition at Trust Museum.

11.30am Round Table: Matthew Hollis £5.00/£3.00 – 12.15 The Green Room, St Leonards Quad A unique opportunity to hear the poet, editor and biographer read to a small audience in peaceful surroundings.

10.30am Picture This £3.00 – 12.30 Public Library Meeting Room, Church Square Workshop: John Glenday Tips and tricks for stimulating the imagination and a look at the creative process through the words of artists and writers. In partnership with Moniack Mhor Writers Centre and Fife Council Libraries, Museums, Arts & Archives

10.00am Inspire Session – 10.45 The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Festival Desk Brief sessions to prompt creativity.

free

In partnership with Fraser East and the British Golf Museum

11.30am Words Alive with Jackie Kay £3.00/£2.00/£5.00 – 12.30 Byre Theatre Auditorium, Abbey Street A fantastically entertaining children’s show to enthrall and engage from one of Scotland’s best loved writers. Age 8 + 11.30am Border Crossing £3.00/£2.00 – 12.30 St John’s Undercroft, South Street Reading: Rachael Boast, ¸ Tadeusz Dabrowski with Antonia Lloyd-Jones The winner of the 2011 Forward Prize for Best First Collection reads with an acclaimed poet from Poland and his translator. Presented with the support of the Polish Cultural Institute in London

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Sponsored by St Leonards School

12.00noon Poetry Theatre free – 2.00 Byre Theatre Foyers, Abbey Street One-to-one bespoke performances from our strolling players. 12.00noon Poets Market, featuring Poetry Digest – 4.00 Supper Room, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Stalls galore, something for every taste, pocket – and palate.

free

12.45pm HappenStance Showcase £3.00/£2.00 – 1.45 Council Chamber, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Niall Campbell, Richie McCaffery, Theresa Muñoz A trio of poets just published by the prize winning small press. Presented in partnership with HappenStance Press

1.00pm Poetry Café £6.00/£4.00 – 1.45 Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street Lunch & Poetry with Young Dawkins Beat revival performance poetry from the American who became the 2011 Scottish Slam Champion. Food & drink included. Presented with the support of Kingarroch at the Byre and Stuart’s of Buckhaven

1.00pm Musings@MUSA – 1.45 Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Festival Desk Brief sessions to prompt creativity. In partnership with MUSA (the Museum of the University of St Andrews)

free


2.15pm Past & Present £3.00/£2.00 – 3.15 Council Chamber, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Christopher Reid on Carlos Drummond de Andrade Anna Crowe on R.S. Thomas Discussing two writers from the last century, an influential Brazilian modernist and the reclusive Welsh landscape poet. 2.15pm Whistle: Martin Figura £3.00/£2.00 – 3.15 Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street A unique and tragic coming-of-age story told with insight and humour in this multi-media poetry performance.

3.45pm Round Table: John Glenday £5.00/£3.00 – 4.30 The Green Room, St Leonards Quad The author of Grain gives an intimate reading to a small audience. Presented with the support of Moniack Mhor Writers Centre, St Leonards School and the Live Literature Fund/Scottish Book Trust

5.00pm Five O’Clock Verses £5.00/£3.00 – 6.00 Parliament Hall, South Street Reading: David Morley, Kerry Hardie A poet and ecologist who writes about his Romani heritage reads with an Irish poet who often chronicles the natural world. Presented with the support of Culture Ireland

2.15pm Border Crossing £3.00/£2.00 – 3.15 St John’s Undercroft, South Street Reading: Andy Jackson, Pippa Little A poet from Manchester based in Scotland for 20 years reads with one brought up in Fife who now lives in Northumberland.

6.05pm Judy Steel's Horse Tales and Saddle Songs free – 6.45 J&G Innes Ltd, Booksellers, South Street Launch of anthology featuring a foreword by HRH the Princess Royal

3.30pm Pulsars – New Music: New Poetry £3.00/£2.00 – 4.30 Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street Rozalie Hirs A collage of poetic voices, music and text composition in this electro-acoustic performance by the Dutch poet and composer.

7.00pm Imprisoned Poets free – 7.20 Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street Readings of poems by imprisoned poets, from Scottish PEN.

Presented with the support of the Dutch Foundation for Literature

In partnership with J&G Innes Ltd, sponsored by Hendrick's Gin

6.15pm

7.30pm – 7.45

Poetry Theatre (see sunday at 6.15pm)

Live Webcast Poetry Performance: Sharks Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street

free

3.30pm In Conversation: Matthew Hollis £6.00/£4.00 – 4.30 Byre Theatre Auditorium, Abbey Street Edward Thomas’s biographer talks about Thomas’s important friendship with Robert Frost to Scotsman columnist Joyce McMillan.

8.00pm Poetry Centre Stage £8.00/£6.00 – 9.50 Byre Theatre Auditorium, Abbey Street, Reading: Jackie Kay, Christopher Reid The prizewinning author of Red Dust Road reads with the author of 2009’s Costa Book of the Year, A Scattering.

3.30pm Inspire Session – 4.45 Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Festival Desk Brief sessions to prompt creativity.

10.15pm The StAnza Slam £4.00/£3.00 – 11.45 Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street MC: Tony Walsh (aka Longfella) Performance poetry at its liveliest with an experienced slam host.

In partnership with the Albany Hotel

free

To enter, see page 3

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Sunday 18 March 10.00am Poetry Café Breakfast: Translating The Image £6.00/£4.00 – 11.00 Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street Tadeusz Dabrowski, Antonia Lloyd-Jones, Nikola Madzirov and ¸ Bernard O'Donoghue discuss issues with the translation of poetry. Presented with the support of the Polish Cultural Institute in London, Kingarroch at the Byre and Fisher & Donaldson, and in association with the Southbank Centre, Maintenant and the Macedonian Ministry of Culture

Presented in association with the Southbank Centre, Maintenant and the Macedonian Ministry of Culture

11.15am The StAnza Masterclass £4.00/£3.00 – 12.45 Supper Room, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Led by David Morley In-depth critique and comment on submitted poems. See page 3 for submission details 10.00am Meet the Artist: John Neilson – 4.00 See Saturday at 10.00am for details.

1.00pm Border Crossing £3.00/£2.00 – 2.00 Supper Room, Town Hall, Queens Gardens Reading: Joe Dunthorne, Nikola Madzirov Two poets who deserve their current international recognition, one from Wales and England, the other from Macedonia.

free

11.30am Border Crossing £3.00/£2.00 – 12.30 St John’s Undercroft, South Street Reading: Simon Barraclough, Gill Andrews A reading by two talented poets who hail from the north of England, one who settled in London, the other in Edinburgh.

2.15pm Split Screen £3.00/£2.00 – 3.15 Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street A stellar line-up of poets to launch this lively anthology of poems inspired by TV and film, presented by Andy Jackson. In association with Red Squirrel Press

2.15pm Border Crossing £3.00/£2.00 – 3.15 St John’s Undercroft, South Street Reading: Isobel Dixon, Ghayath Almadhoun A poet from South Africa who now lives in England reads with a Palestinian poet in exile now resident in Sweden. Presented with the support of the Swedish Writers Union

11.30am Archive £3.00/£2.00 – 12.15 Parliament Hall, South Street Chris Jones talks about the importance of poets’ archives.

3.30pm A Drunk Woman Looks at the Thistle £7.00/£5.00 – 4.15 Byre Theatre Auditorium, Abbey Street Starring Karen Dunbar Chewin’ the Fat star Karen Dunbar performs Denise Mina’s witty play responding to Hugh MacDiarmid’s seminal poem. Warning: Contains strong adult language Suitable for 16+

12.00noon Poetry Theatre free – 2.00 Byre Theatre Foyers, Abbey Street One-to-one bespoke performances from our strolling players.

3.30pm Las Meninas: Lyn Moir £3.00/£2.00 – 4.00 Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street A poetic reinterpretation of Velàzquez’s famous painting.

1.00pm Poetry Café £6.00/£4.00 – 1.45 Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street Lunch & verses with Tony Walsh Enjoy lunch with one of the UK’s leading voices in performance poetry and a radio and festival regular. Presented with the support of Kingarroch at the Byre and Stuart’s of Buckhaven

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Presented with the support of the Live Literature Fund/Scottish Book Trust

3.45pm Round Table: Tony Curtis £5.00/£3.00 – 4.30 St Mary’s Hall, St Mary’s Quad, South Street A poet renowned for his ability to engage with audiences reads to a small group in peaceful surroundings. Presented with the support of the Culture Ireland


4.30pm Meet the Artist: Holly Pester Free – 4.45 Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Conference Room A chance to meet the creator of The Murmur Line sound installations. Supported by The Year of Creative Scotand 2012

5.00pm Psycho Poetica £5.00/£3.00 – 5.45 Byre Studio Theatre, Abbey Street Simon Barraclough, Isobel Dixon and Joe Dunthorne Recreated in original poetry and music, a new version of Hitchcock’s classic film emerges, chilling, amusing and moving. 6.15pm Poetry Theatre free – 7.15 Byre Theatre Foyers, Abbey Street Bespoke performances from our strolling players (also Saturday).

Mending Hearts Trio Tony Walsh aka Longfella

8.00pm Poetry Centre Stage £8.00/£6.00 – 9.50 Byre Theatre Auditorium, Abbey Street Reading: Kathleen Jamie, Grace Nichols The rhythms and culture of language flow through the poetry of these two powerful contemporary poets. 10.00pm Festival Finale with Mending Hearts Trio free – 11.30 Byre Bar/Bistro Come and party along as the world's only Scottish Western Swing Band play out the festival in style. Presented with the support of Kingarroch at the Byre

Holly Pester

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Exhibitions, Installations & Screenings 19.01.12 MUSA's Mystery Objects 25.03.12 MUSA, 7a The Scores Artefacts on show with a selection of poems they inspired. In association with MUSA (the Museum of The University of St Andrews)

5.03/2.04 12 Body Bags / Simonides Norman McBeath and Robert Crawford Byre Theatre Foyer Levels 2 & 4, Abbey Street Scots versions of the ancient Greek poet Simonides sit arrestingly beside photographs by a leading photographer.

Supported by The University of St Andrews; Creative Scotland; and The Scottish Government through an Arts and Humanities Award administered by The Royal Society of Edinburgh

5.03/2.04 12 Indexed: Dan Phillips Byre Theatre Bar/Bistro, Abbey Street A photographic response from the Artist in Residence at StAnza 2011. 14/18.03.12 Children’s Poetry Display Byre Theatre Foyer Level 2, Abbey Street 14/18.03.12 In S T E R E O S C O P E Byre Theatre Bar/Bistro, Abbey Street Poems in response to photographic images from Stereoscope.

In partnership with Stereoscope Magazine, the University of St Andrews Photography publication and The Fairmont

14/18.03.12 Random Byre Theatre Bar/Bistro, Abbey Street Occasional selected digital poetry and photography. 14/18.03.12 The Murmur Line: Holly Pester Byre Theatre & Fraser East Encounters with ‘news breath’ sound pieces around the festival.

Supported by The Year of Creative Scotland 2012, the Byre Theatre and Fraser East

14/18.03.12 Scattered Like Seeds Byre Theatre & J&G Innes Ltd Unique cover art in miniature from Sacramento’s Poems-For-All. In partnership with Poems-For-Al, J&G Innes Ltd and The Fairmont

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14/18.03.12 Poetry On The Move Poems at Leuchars Railway Station and St Andrews Bus Station. Supported by ScotRail, Stagecoach East Scotland and the Year of Creative Scotland 2012

15/18.03.12 Ruairidh agus Ruairidh Eile: Derek Robertson Foyer/FCA&C, Town Hall, Queens Gardens (Derek/Rody and the other Derek/Rody) Paintings by Derek Robertson respond to the work of Gaelic poet Rody Gorman. Presented in partnership with Fife Contemporary Art & Craft

15/18.03.12 By Leaves We Live Byre Theatre Foyer Level 2, Abbey Street A chance to see two of Edinburgh's anonymous paper sculptures. In association with the Scottish Poetry Library

15/18.03.12 Poetry Loops Byre Theatre Conference Room, Abbey Street Loop showing of films by Paul Casey, Samantha Clark, Kyra Clegg, Sue Grierson, Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl, Kevin McCabe, Sharks, Alex Ramseyer-Bache & Daniel Lucchesi, Maureen Sangster & Jennifer Kelly showcasing a range of work. 15/18.03.12 The Poem Pedlar: Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen Roaming the streets of St Andrews The Pedlar will distribute posters that combine poetry with visual images as the catalyst for conversations about poetry. In association with Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee

15/17.03.12 The Road North: Ken Cockburn & Alec Finlay Public Library Meeting Room, Church Square A word-map of Scotland spelled out in whisky miniatures. In partnership with Fife Council Libraries, Arts, Museums & Archives

15/17.03.12 Creative Capture: Six St Andrews Poets Norman McBeath Public Library Meeting Room, Church Square Portrait photographs of six poets with autograph verse pieces. In partnership with the University of St Andrews Library and Fife Council Libraries, Arts, Museums & Archives


15/18.03.12 Finger to a Blind Eye: Tom Harrup & Deniz Üster Byre Theatre Garden Room, Abbey Street Multifaceted installation - prose poetry interfaces with vegetable DNA 15/18.03.12 The Poem Pedlar's Pearls The Preservation Trust Museum, North Street Curated by Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen, an exhibition from the collection of the Centre for Artists’ Books. In partnership with the St Andrews Preservation Trust and in association with the Visual Research Centre, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee.

17/18.03.12 Versed in Stone: John Neilson The Preservation Trust Museum, North Street Lyricism carved into stone by a letter carver from Wales. See him at work in the Byre Theatre Garden on 17 & 18 March. Presented in partnership with St Andrews Preservation Trust.

17/18.03.12 Poetry Digest: The Icing and the Cake Festival venues around town Delicious poetry to sample (also at Saturday’s Poets Market) In partnership with Poetry Digest and supported by the Year of Creative Scotland 2012

More details of all exhibitions, installations and projections are available online or ask for a leaflet at the Festival Desk. Exhibitions/Installations during regular opening hours at the Byre Theatre & The Town Hall; MUSA Thu/Sun 12noon - 4pm Preservation Trust Museum 2-5pm Thu/Fri,10am-5 pm Sat/Sun The Town Library 1-5pm Thu/Fri,10am-5 pm Sat Cover Art: Derek Robertson Photo credits: Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Mary McCarthy, Richard Ayres and Sarah Eyre Skyline Graphic: the St Andrews Partnership Programme Design: Levenmouth Printers

Small print: StAnza reserves the right to change or amend all or any events. StAnza reserves the right to refuse admission and not to admit late arrivals. Refunds cannot be given except in the case of cancellation of the event or of any of the participants. StAnza: Scotland’s Poetry Festival is a private company limited by guarantee and registered under the Companies Acts, registered no. SC253342. It is recognised by the Inland Revenue as a Scottish Charity, charity no. SC031789.

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Disabled Access: The Byre Theatre, the Younger Hall and Zest have full disabled access; the Town Hall, Public Library and Balmungo House ground floor have lift and ramp access; Parliament Hall, St Mary’s Hall, The Green Room, St Leonards Quad, Fraser East, The Albany Hotel and St Johns Undercroft all have a few steps into each venue; we regret that the Preservation Trust Museum and Balmungo House upper floors are not accessible to wheelchair users.

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Byre Theatre: Box Office, Theatres, Conference Room, Foyers, Bar/Bistro, Garden St John’s Undercroft Parliament Hall St Mary’s Hall, St Mary’s Quad The Town Hall: Council Chamber Supper Room, FCA&C The Public Library The Trust Museum The Green Room The Albany Hotel Zest Juicing and Coffee Bar Fraser East MUSA Booksellers: J&G Innes


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Funders & Sponsors School of English Office of the Principal

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Venue Sponsors & Event Funders, Partners & Associates Open Association Admissions School of Modern Languages University Library

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