Events - Festival 2018

Poetry Centre Stage

Sunday 5 March, 20:00 - 22:00
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Auditorium

A double bill of poetry to finish the festival
20:00 reading – Vahni Capildeo
21:00 reading – Elaine Feinstein

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

Participants: Vahni Capildeo and Elaine Feinstein
Vahni Capildeo: Hayley Madden


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 &...