Poetry Centre Stage
A double bill of two compelling voices from the UK bring the festival to an end. First up is Vahni Capildeo, whose 2016 collection Measures of Expatriation won the Forward Prize for Best Collection and has been shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. Capildeo's work dissolves the boundaries between the human and the natural, offering the reader and the listener startling new perspectives.
At 9pm, another central figure in the contemporary poetry world takes over. Elaine Feinstein is an award-winning poet and writer. She’s chaired the judges for the T.S. Eliot award, and has performed internationally since the 1970s and been widely translated. She has a collection forthcoming in early 2017 with Carcanet, The Clinic, Memory: New and Selected Poems. The collection presents new work, which casts a wry eye over the coming of old age, and also showcases poems from fifty years of Feinstein’s writing life.
Supported by the School of English, St Andrews University