The North is often a subjective notion but from our base in St Andrews we turn our compass northwards in 2020, with a focus on poetry from Shetland, the northern isles and from Scandinavia. Join us to consider ideas of Northness in the context of Scotland, the UK, Scandinavia and elsewhere, and to hear poetry about the North Atlantic and Greenland. This theme connects with our translated language focuses for 2020 on Gaelic and the Nordic languages, and also re-engages with concerns explored at StAnza 2020 about the climate crisis.
Photo: Chris Akinlusi
“Since I can’t post a letter this far north,
I’m sending you an Arctic snowstorm”
from Oqqersuut / The Message by Nancy Campbell