Fiona Moore

Fiona Moore’s first full-length collection, The Distal Point (HappenStance 2018), has been shortlisted for the 2019 T.S. Eliot Prize and was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for autumn 2018. She lives in Greenwich, London. In 2004 she left her career in the Foreign Office to write and work part-time for a sustainable development NGO. She reviews poetry, was an assistant editor at The Rialto and is currently on the editorial board of Magma, co-editing the November 2018 issue on the theme of climate change. The first of her two HappenStance pamphlets, The Only Reason for Time, was a Guardian poetry book of the year and the second, Night Letter, was shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award for Poetry Pamphlets.

Photo: Naomi Woddis


Five O’Clock Verses »

Reading: Alan Spence, Fiona Moore

Thu 7 March | 17:00 - 18:00 | £6.50/£4.50 | Parliament Hall, South Street

Change »

A digital installation of poems and images from Magma Poetry’s climate change issue

Thu 7 March - Sun 10 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 2 Foyer

Breakfast at the Poetry Café: Another Place »


Enjoy your breakfast sunny side up at the festival’s Poetry Café

[This link will be live once the event starts, with all the poetry and chat, but alas not the pastries!]

Fri 8 March | 10:00 - 11:10 | £4.75/£3.75 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Meet the Artist »

Poets read from Magma’s Climate Change Issue

Sat 9 March | 11:30 - 12:15 | free / ticketed | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Conference Room

Festival Launch Extravaganza »

Enjoy a sneak peek of some of the highlights of StAnza 2019

Wed 6 March | 18:30 - 20:45 | free / ticketed | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Auditorium