Stanza 2014: "a noise like the sea, displacing the day's pale knowledge" (John Burnside)

Thursday 13 March 2014

Originally posted on Ellen McAteer:

Shoes full of sand, pockets full of shells, head full of words – it’s been an amazing StAnza!

Scotland’s Poetry Festival at St Andrews has beckoned me from afar for many years, but I have not made it up until this year. Can I just say to anyone who has not made it yet: it is the best thing you will do, book your leave for next year as soon as the announcement comes! A week of readings by the best poets in Scotland, and from round the world, with workshops, masterclasses, open mics and virtual events, it is, as fellow poet Sheila Templeton says “an international festival, yet has this friendly, inclusive family feel to it.” I would urge all poets and lovers of poetry to come along – and bring the kids! My two (7 years old) were delivered up at the weekend, giving a nice combination…

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