A Tribute: Sandy Hutchison
This event is live webcast and can be watched live here at 15:30 hours on Sunday 5 March 2017.
Alexander (Sandy) Hutchison was one of Scotland’s leading poets and his untimely death in late 2015 shocked his many friends and readers. A Glasgow-based poet who wrote in English and Scots, he was well travelled, widely translated and loved and admired by friends and readers around the world. His first published collection was Deep-Tap Tree (University of Massachusetts Press) in 1978. Bones & Breath (Salt, 2013), his last collection, won the inaugural Saltire Award for Best Poetry Book in 2015, a welcome recognition of his importance to Scottish poetry.
Sandy was a very familiar face at StAnza, whether in the audience, taking part in events or as a lively presence around the festival, and he was well known to many. In gratitude to him for his support and for his poetry, our 2017 festival is honoured to host this event, chaired by Sandy's friend and fellow poet, Larry Butler, which will feature readings of some of Sandy’s poems and tributes from some other people who had the privilege of calling him a friend. More information about Sandy and his work is available on his website at www.alexanderhutchison.com.
StAnza are grateful to the family of Alexander Hutchison for their support for this free event.