Events - Festival 2020

Poetry Centre Stage

Thursday 7 March, 20:00 - 22:00
Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Auditorium

A double bill of poetry for Thursday evening
20:00 Reading – A.E. Stallings
21:00 Reading – John Burnside​​​​​​​

To usher in this year’s series of Poetry Centre Stage events, enjoy a full evening of poetry with a double bill of two leading contemporary poets. A.E. Stallings is an American poet who has lived in Greece since 1999 after having studied classics at the University of Georgia and Oxford. She has four published collections of poetry, most recently Like from Farrar, Straus & Giroux. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she has received grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim and the MacArthur Foundations.

An equally celebrated and engaging poet, John Burnside was born in West Fife when rationing was still in force. His 2011 collection, Black Cat Bone, won both the T.S. Eliot and the Forward Prize; his radio play Coldhaven was voted the best production in Germany in 2017; and his most recent novel is Ashland & Vine. He also publishes occasionally in The London Review of Books, and writes a regular nature column for The New Statesman.

In partnership with the School of Classics and supported by the School of English, both at the University of St Andrews

Participants: John Burnside and A.E. Stallings
A.E. Stallings : Milos Bicanski
John Burnside: (c) Lucas


Auditorium – Byre Theatre, Abbey Street

Location: At the top of Abbey Street off the east end of South Street. Also accessible from the Byre Close, off South Street.

Includes: Auditorium, Studio Theatre, Conference Room, foyers, Café Bar &...