Events - Festival 2020

Five O’Clock Verses

Thursday 2 March, 17:00 - 18:00
Parliament Hall, South Street

Reading: Joan Margarit, A.B. Jackson

Our first Five O’Clock Verses of 2017 showcases two welcome returns to StAnza. A.B. Jackson last read at StAnza almost a decade ago. Since then, he’s been awarded first place in the Edwin Morgen International Poetry Competition, and has seen his second collection, The Wilderness Years, named as a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Meanwhile it’s been a full twelve years since the Catalan poet Joan Margarit graced the StAnza stage. An acclaimed poet, who has twice won Spain’s National Critics Award, Margarit published his third collection in English Love is a Place with Bloodaxe in 2016. His translator, Anna Crowe, will read alongside Margarit, presenting her translations of his work.

In partnership with Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts

Participants: Anna Crowe, A.B. Jackson, and Joan Margarit
A.B. Jackson: Paul Evans
Joan Margarit: Mariona Ribalta


Parliament Hall, South Street

Location: On the south side of South Street opposite the Criterion Bar

Parliament Hall hosted the first major events of the StAnza Festival in its founding year of 1998. It has been used as a main venue for the festival ever since...