Countdown to StAnza: Kwame Dawes at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Wednesday 7 March 2012

It’s a week to go before StAnza takes off! This year we start early with a special prequel reading at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway.

It’s an historic occasion. The Jamaican poet Kwame Dawes, one of StAnza’s guest poets, has long been interested in Robert Burns and in the Bard’s own connections with Jamaica. The reading is at 7pm, 13th March. Kwame will also be reading the following evening at the festival launch at the Byre Theatre St Andrews on 14th.

There’s more about Kwame Dawes and his StAnza events here. And for a sample of his work listen here.


Photograph by Rachel Eliza Griffiths