Anna Crowe

Anna Crowe is a poet and translator of Catalan and Mexican poetry, as well as co-founder, former Artistic Director, and Honorary President of StAnza. Her Mariscat collection, Figure in a Landscape, won the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award and was a Poetry Book Society Choice. Her latest book of translations, Peatlands (Arc, 2014), features the work of the Mexican poet Pedro Serrano. In 2005 the Society of Authors awarded her a Travelling Scholarship. Her poetry has been translated into Catalan, Spanish, Italian and German.

www.annacrowe.co.uk

Photo: Jemimah Kuhfeld

Events

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

Poem

taking root

for Natasha Kanapé Fontaine

          Now that the snows have gone
                   and the beech unpleats
          her tender green

          in the woods of Druim na Drochaid
I will go barefoot
                   among the juicy stalks
shod in the brog na cubhaig
                   the blue shoes the cuckoo wears

          a shade the flower
                   barely assumes,
letting it float like blue smoke

          a drift of light I wade through
under trees
          that spread their hands like a blessing

          In the woods of Druim na Drochaid
among the twigs and leaf-mould
          my wandering feet
                             will finally
                                      take root.


Anna Crowe