Events: StAnza 2009
Ian Rankin, Simon Armitage, Martin Newell, Stephen Scobie, Marco Fazzini & Roddy Lumsden (chair) discuss song lyrics as poetry
This event took place on Sat 21 March
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre
To what extent can we view the lyrics of popular song as poetry or in the same light as published verse? The panel will tread the often fine line from the work of acknowledged songwriter/poets such as Bob Dylan or Leonard Cohen to more recent lyrics from the indie scene.