Poetry in Translation

Photo: Al Buntin

Poets from numerous non-Anglophone countries have appeared at StAnza over the years – from Tunisia to Finland, from Mexico to Greece – often supported by national embassies or institutes. For 2010 we introduced a new strand of readings, Border Crossings, where poets from different countries writing in different languages share a platform. Readings are in the poets’ native tongues and English translation. StAnza is also dedicated to presenting the historical languages of Scotland, Gaelic and Scots, both of which feature every year in various events.

Hotelkamerverhalen »

Images louder than words - hotel rooms from St Andrews to Mongolia and back tell of a life on the poetry trail

Wed 1 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 1 & 2 Foyers

2017 Festival & Exhibitions Launch »

Our special guest launches the festival with a taster of poetry and music

Wed 1 March | 18:30 - 19:10 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 2 Foyer

The StAnza Lecture: The Beasts & The Animals »

Translation, language and war: Sasha Dugdale’s lecture for 2017

Thu 2 March | 15:30 - 16:30 | £4.50/£3.50 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens, Supper Room

Five O’Clock Verses »

Reading: Joan Margarit, A.B. Jackson

Thu 2 March | 17:00 - 18:00 | £6.00/£4.00 | Parliament Hall, South Street

Poetry on the Road: Rebecca Sharp and Bas Kwakman »

A poet and a festival director share their experiences of taking part in an overseas festival

Thu 2 March | 19:00 - 19:40 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Conference Room

Poetry in Performance »

Pushing the boundaries of poetry with Sabine Macher and Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir, dynamic performers from France and Iceland

Fri 3 March | 15:30 - 16:30 | £5.00/£4.00 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Five O’Clock Verses »

Reading: Sasha Dugdale, Aurélia Lassaque

Fri 3 March | 17:00 - 18:00 | £6.00/£4.00 | Parliament Hall, South Street

Border Crossings »

Reading: Aonghas MacNeacail, Jean Portante

Sat 4 March | 11:30 - 12:30 | £4.00/£3.00 | The Undercroft, St John's House, South Street

Translation Showcase »

Listen to new poetry in different languages as part of this year's focus on French-language

Sat 4 March | 13:00 - 14:00 | £4.00/£3.00 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens, Council Chamber

Collective Poetry Reading »

Join us for a moment of solidarity in our collective reading

Sat 4 March | 18:55 - 19:05 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 2 Foyer

Breakfast at the Poetry Café: Across Language »

With Aurélia Lassaque, Jacques Darras, Jean Portante and Zoë Skoulding

Sun 5 March | 10:00 - 11:00 | £4.50/£3.50 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Research Workshop »

Two post-StAnza research workshops

Mon 6 March | 10:00 - 16:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Research Workshop »

Two post-StAnza research workshops

Tue 7 March | 10:00 - 16:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre