Events - Festival 2018

Border Crossings

Sunday 5 March, 14:15 - 15:15
The Undercroft, St John's House, South Street

Reading: Michelle Cahill, Tess Taylor

In our final Border Crossings session of this festival, we feature two poets who have themselves moved across borders. Michelle Cahill is an Australian-based poet, originally born in Kenya. This award-winning writer has published a number of collections, most recently The Herring Lass, which explores human and animal migrations and recognises the violence, dispossession and loss which these can bring. She’ll be reading alongside the US-American writer Tess Taylor, who’s completing a residency as a Fullbright Scholar at the Seamus Heaney Centre in Belfast. Her collection The Forage House bears witness to her family’s history of slave-owning in Virginia, their missionary zeal in India, and their displacement to California.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Participants: Michelle Cahill and Tess Taylor
Michelle Cahill: Nicola Bailey
Tess Taylor: Tess Taylor


The Undercroft, St John's House, South Street

Location: On the north side of South Street opposite West Burn Lane

The oldest and most atmospheric venue used for StAnza events, the Undercroft of St John’s House is linked to the Knights of St John active in St Andrews in pre-...