Poetry Centre Stage
Usher in this year’s Poetry Centre Stage series with a full evening of poetry—featuring a double bill of two leading contemporary poets. Anthony Anaxagorou is a British-born Cypriot writer, publisher and educator. His work is often celebrated for being quiet, yet fierce and piercing, with his second poetry collection, After the Formalities (Penned in the Margins, 2019) shortlisted for the 2019 T.S. Eliot Prize. Crossing the literary genre he has worked in radio and television writing, with work appearing on BBC Radio 4, Channel 4, and Sky Arts.
Jen Hadfield is a captivating writer whose poetry plays with its own boundaries, delving into a range of subjects from neurodiversity to explorations on how to live presently in an increasingly virtual world. Garnering several awards for her poetry, her second collection, Nigh-No-Place (Bloodaxe), won the 2008 T.S. Eliot Prize. She is a Creative Writing Teaching Fellow at Glasgow University, and is currently working on a collection of essays about her home, Shetland.