Poetry in Translation

Photo: Al Buntin

Poets from numerous non-Anglophone countries have appeared at StAnza over the years – from Tunisia to Finland, from Mexico to Greece – often supported by national embassies or institutes. For 2010 we introduced a new strand of readings, Border Crossings, where poets from different countries writing in different languages share a platform. Readings are in the poets’ native tongues and English translation. StAnza is also dedicated to presenting the historical languages of Scotland, Gaelic and Scots, both of which feature every year in various events.

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

An Leabhar Liath / The Light Blue Book »

A digital installation of excerpts from this anthology of blue Gaelic poetry

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

Poetry in Conversation: Taking Poetry Off the Page »

Claudio Pozzani and Jay MillAr read and discuss their work

Thu 7 March | 18:50 - 19:30 | Free / ticketed | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Conference Room

Five O’Clock Verses »

Reading: George Mario Angel Quintero, Gerda Stevenson

Fri 8 March | 17:00 - 18:00 | £6.50/£4.50 | Parliament Hall, South Street

Scottish/Hungarian Translation Workshop Showcase »

Join us for the first outing of work created at this year's Edwin Morgan Trust translation workshop

Sat 9 March | 13:00 - 14:00 | £4.50/£3.50 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens, Council Chamber

Found In Translation »

Rebecca DeWald, George Mario Angel Quintero and Menna Elfyn explore the fluidity of translation                                               

Sat 9 March | 15:30 - 16:30 | £4.50/£3.50 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Breakfast at the Poetry Café: A Conversation in Translation »

Poets and translators discuss how translation works as conversation

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

Palestinian Poetry Showcase »

Showcase: putting translation under the spotlight

Sun 10 March | 13:00 - 14:00 | £4.50/£3.50 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens, Council Chamber