Past Poets

Photo: Helena Fornells

Piloted in 2005, these events have proved hugely popular. The Past & Present series generally features two poets (appearing in their own right elsewhere in the festival). Each talks about a nominated poet from the past, touching on their enthusiasm for the work and any personal connections, including selected readings. Poets of the past are also present in other ways during the festival: in performances, as the subject of talks, on film and as illustrations in workshops, and on Poetry Walks around St Andrews.

Poetry Walk: Another Place »

Encounter verse around town: led by Helena Fornells 

Thu 7 March | 10:00 - 11:15 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Theatre Garden

Past & Present »

Menna Elfyn on Eluned Phillips, Emma Jones on Christina Rossetti

Fri 8 March | 14:15 - 15:15 | £4.50/£3.50 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens, Council Chamber

Past & Present »

Jacqueline Saphra on Edna St Vincent Millay; Caroline Bird on James Tate

Sat 9 March | 11:30 - 12:30 | £4.50/£3.50 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens, Council Chamber

Past & Present »

Merle Bachman on A.C. Jacobs, Tom Pow on Alastair Reid

Sat 9 March | 14:15 - 15:15 | £4.50/£3.50 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens, Council Chamber