June live poetry round up

Sunday 21 June 2020

Happy midsummer!

We all miss live events but while these are not possible, it's great to see what a glorious array of poetry on audio and video is available currently online. We will have more about our own StAnza offerings soon. Meantime, here is some of what is coming up this week, or soon, which we hope will be of interest.

HappenStance are starting a new Conversations with Poets series, in which Helena Nelson talks to poets about their work. The events are free but you do need to register in advance as places are limited.

The first of these is on Thursday 25 June, followed by a second on 2 July.

Alan Buckley: Poetry & Trauma

Thursday 25 June, 6.30 – 7.15 pm GMT


Charlotte Gann: Poetry & What is Not Said

Thursday 2 July, 6.30 – 7.15 pm GMT


HappenStance have also been running poetry workshops. You can find out more about their events at: https://happenstancepress.com/index.php/events

If you'd rather just listen than watch, then check out Trafika Europe Radio – Europe’s literary radio station is free online at: https://trafikaeurope.org/go/radio

Coming up this evening on Trakika Europe Radio is a discussion between Andrew Singer and Dutch poet & novelist Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer (Michelle Hutchison is his translator into English). They discuss form in poetry, the theme of migration in literature, and more.

That's Sunday 21 June 9pm BST, and previous sessions are available as podcasts on Trafika Europe’s website.

Meantime, we have added 25 poems to StAnza's Poetry Map of Scotland over recent weeks, so why not enjoy a trip around Scotland via poetry: http://www.stanzapoetry.org/blog/poetry-map

Finally, you can see other poetry material we've made available online recently at this link.