Maitreyabandhu has won the Keats-Shelley Prize, the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize and the Basil Bunting Award. His first pamphlet, The Bond, was shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award. His second pamphlet, Vita Brevis, was a Poetry Book Society Choice. He has published three collections with Bloodaxe: The Crumb Road (2013), Yarn (2015) and After Cézanne (2019). Maitreyabandhu lives and works at the London Buddhist Centre and has been ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order for 29 years. He has written three books on Buddhism (Windhorse Publications).

Photo: Nick Cunard


Meditation and poetry »

Ease into the day with meditation and poems

Thu 5 March | 10:15 - 11:15 | free / ticketed | Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Conference Room

Poetry at Sunset »

Maitreyabandhu on Cezanne

Thu 5 March | 19:00 - 19:30 | free / ticketed | Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Conference Room

Festival Launch Extravaganza »

Enjoy a sneak peek of some of the highlights of StAnza 2020

Wed 4 March | 18:30 - 20:45 | free / ticketed | Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Auditorium


Sufficient Blueness to Give the Feel of Air

In paint Cézanne has shown the means whereby
we draw the heavens down to earth and why
this shadowed rock in mid-July will foster
a cousin blue, a sister blue, and sky.


From After Cezanne (Bloodaxe Books, 2019)