Films & Audio

From StAnza 2012 short film: Daniel Warren

Initiated in 2007, the festival’s film programme is dedicated to showing both filmed poetry – either recordings of past readings or dramatisations of poetry – as well as the cutting edge medium of poetry film. A poetry film or videopoem strives for a symbiotic relationship of images, words, and sound and/or music. It can integrate all the arts – drama, dance, music, graphics and documentary elements. Some of the best poetry films and videopoems use stills, animation, documentary clips as well as abstract computer-generated graphics and narrative.

Festival Launch Extravaganza »

A sneak peek at some of the highlights of StAnza 2018

Wed 7 March | 18:30 - 20:45 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Auditorium

Poems for Doctors »

Video installation of short films, as arranged by Steve Smart

Thu 8 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street

StAnza’s Listening Booth (I) Poetry International »

Listen to the voices of Dutch poetry

Thu 8 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 2 Foyer

StAnza’s Listening Booth (II): Podcast »

Listen to extracts from the Ondercast literary podcasts

Thu 8 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 2 Foyer

Poetry Loops »

Loop showings of short poetry films

Thu 8 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Conference Room

Mapping the World in Poetry »

A poetic map of the world launched to celebrate our twentieth year and twenty first festival

Thu 8 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 2 Foyer