Hugh MacDiarmid's Scotland at St Andrews Bus Station during StAnza 2012
Thanks to our Creative Scotland 'One Step Forward' funding, StAnza certainly stepped out this month around St Andrews and beyond. As well as the poem panel at Leuchars Railway Stations, two poems, ‘Scotland’ by Hugh MacDiarmid and ‘St Andrews’ by Robert Crawford (thanks to permission from Carcanet Press and the Random House Group respectively) have been on show in window panels at the St Andrews Bus Station, our annual Poetry Walk followed a path suggested by the Book of St Andrews, the Poem Pedlar engaged with people all round town and the sun shone wonderfully on our stone carver working in the garden outside the Byre over the glorious festival weekend (which seemed to turn StAnza into a summer festival) where the whispers of this year’s specially commissioned audio installations added their own soundscape. StAnza is keen to see photographs of people encountering words and text around town during the festival, so do send your own to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to publish some of them on this Blog.
Stone carver John Neilson at StAnza 2012 (photo credit Al Buntin)