StAnza's poetry panel to welcome travellers at Leuchars

Thursday 8 March 2012

Here’s a sneak preview of the poetry installation at Leuchars station, which will greet visitors as they pass through the waiting room/booking office area. To celebrate StAnza’s theme, the Image, we got together with ScotRail to create this tribute to that great Scottish icon, the Forth Bridge. Though placed at floor level, the poetry panel, with its wonderful image of the bridge, takes the imagination upwards, and the poem itself, by Edinburgh based poet Gill Andrews, who will be reading at StAnza, praises the task, once never-ending, of painting the bridge. Clever, eh?  There are more panels to be unveiled at St Andrews bus station, thanks to our friends at Stagecoach East Scotland, in time for the festival next week. This “Poetry on the Move” project been made possible thanks to a One Step Further grant from Creative Scotland.

StAnza’s programme of poetry related visual arts exhibitions and installations is more varied and exciting than ever before. There’s a word map of Scotland in whisky miniatures, surprising sound installations by Holly Pester, the chance to watch poems being carved in stone…for the full list, click here.