As we approach the halfway mark between this year’s festival and next year’s, what better time to reflect on the popular and critical success of StAnza 2014.
The Afterword page is now live on our website at http://www.stanzapoetry.org/2014/afterword14.php. As ever there are galleries of photographs – a mixture of programmed events and all the encounters and experiences which always happen at StAnza in-between and around events – plus links to videos and podcasts from the festival and a wide range of articles and reviews, including those mentioned above. So if you were at this year’s festival, you can re-capture a flavour of it, see who else was there, get a sense of the atmosphere; and if you weren’t there, now you know what you missed!
Cypress Well (Jim Causley & Lukas Drinkwater), photographer Helena Fornells Nadal
‘Wonderful event, warm, friendly, relevant, provocative and held in a beautiful place.’
‘The festival was fantastic, I can't imagine any better atmosphere for poetry than the one you so perfectly created.’
‘The breadth of vision of StAnza is good for us all!’
‘An annual treat - a feast of poetry in a wonderful setting.’
‘Truly international and an inspiring event. It's a really important part of the poetry calendar.’
Tanya Shirley book signing, photographer David Vallis
Our strand of events in recognition of the centenary of WW1 included David Constantine’s lecture on The First World War at Home and Abroad, about which many of you commented. We are therefore very pleased now to have been able to include a link to the text of this on the Afterword page on our website at http://www.stanzapoetry.org/2014/afterword14.php
Next year’s StAnza takes place 4-8 March at St Andrews.