Five O’Clock Verses
StAnza 2020’s first Five O’Clock Verses brings together two poets from Belgium and Scotland respectively. Charlotte Van den Broeck is an engaging poet whose use of narrative poetic structure, and performative approach to her readings, creates a sense of dramatic tension for readers and audiences alike. Her work has been widely translated and critically acclaimed, winning the Herman De Coninck Debut prize and triannual Paul Snoek Prize. Alec Finlay is an internationally recognised and award-winning poet and artist who works across creative mediums to explore how the diversity of cultures can relate to landscape and ecology. Alongside publishing several folios and pamphlets, he has curated temporary art exhibitions and installations around the UK, with several works in permanent residence at Jupiter Artland.
Charlotte Van den Broeck's appearance at StAnza is part of New Dutch Writing, presented by the Dutch Foundation for Literature, and is also supported by Flanders Literature.