Stephanie Green

Stephanie Green has a BA from Trinity College Dublin (1970) and an MPhil from Glasgow University (2004). Her pamphlet Glass Works (Cat’s Pyjamas, 2005) was shortlisted for the Callum McDonald Award. Her pamphlet Flout, inspired by Shetland, was published by HappenStance in 2015. Her novel for teenagers, The Triple Spiral, appeared with Walker Books and several scripts of hers have been broadcast on BBC Schools Radio. She has previously collaborated with composers, choreographers and fine artists. Working part-time as a dance critic, she lives in Edinburgh.

www.stephaniegreen.org.uk

Photo: Mark Harding

Events

Berlin Umbrella »

A sound and poetry walk with some rather special umbrellas, developed by Sonja Heyer and Stephanie Green—free against a refundable deposit

Fri 6 March | 14:00 - 20:00 | FREE | Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 2 Festival Desk

Berlin Umbrella »

A sound and poetry walk with some rather special umbrellas, developed by Sonja Heyer and Stephanie Green—free against a refundable deposit

Sat 7 March - Sun 8 March | 10:00 - 20:00 | FREE | Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 2 Festival Desk

Berlin Water »

Valerie Coffin Price responds to the waterways of Berlin and the poetry of Stephanie Green

Mon 10 February - Sun 22 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 4 Gallery

Meet the Artist »

Talk to the collaborators behind Berlin Water and Berlin Umbrella

Sat 7 March | 11:30 - 12:15 | FREE | Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 4 Gallery

Poem

Rosa Luxemburg

Below the surface,
the voice of water is dark,
airless. Tinnitus.

A corpse surfaces
in the Landwehr canal.
Rosa, Rosa Luxemburg.

January ice sealed you
under a white blank
where children have only memories
of skating and hot chocolate.

Water ate through sinews
releasing the weights on wrists and ankles
and in the March thaw
you rose, without hands or feet.

Water lapping the banks –
your words echoing.
Ich war, ich bin, ich werde.
‘I was, I am, I will be.’

Stephanie Green