Events - Festival 2019

Poetry Centre Stage

Friday 9 March, 20:00 - 22:00
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Auditorium

A double bill of poetry for Friday evening
20:00 Reading – Pippa Little
21:00 Reading – Mark Ford

StAnza regrets an unavoidable change to our programme. Ko Un has cancelled his appearance at StAnza for health reasons.

Start the weekend in style with a double bill of international poetry.

Pippa Little is a multiple-prize-winning poet, born in Tanzania, raised in Scotland who now lives in Northumberland. Her publications include Overwintering (Oxford Poets/Carcanet, 2012) and Twist published by Arc Publications, which was shortlisted for the Saltire Poetry Book of the Year award in 2017.

Mark Ford is a writer well-known for both his poetry and his criticism. Mark’s work has been compared to that of American poet John Ashbery, and he’s been praised for his commitment to the experimental as well as his ear for the vagaries of the everyday idiom. He has written four collections of poetry, most recently Enter, Fleeing, which is forthcoming in 2018.

Participants: Mark Ford and Pippa Little
Mark Ford: Mercy Ford


Auditorium – The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street

Location: At the top of Abbey Street off the east end of South Street. Also accessible from the Byre Close off South Street

Includes: Auditorium, Studio Theatre, Conference Room, foyers, Café Bar &...