Events - Festival 2021

Poetry Centre Stage

Tuesday 9 March, 19:30 - 20:30
StAnza Online

Reading: Naomi Shihab Nye, Tim Liardet

From 1 April the StAnza 2021 festival content on this page is no longer available. 

Join us as Naomi Shihab Nye and Tim Liardet kick off our strand of main readings, in which we’ll be crossing borders and putting poetry centre stage. A multiple prize-winning American poet, with Palestinian, German and Swiss heritage, Naomi Shihab Nye served as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 2010 to 2015. Much of her work reflects her experience of cultural difference and her sympathy for connections between diverse people and different perspectives. British poet Tim Liardet has twice been shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot prize. His collections have reflected on personal loss, love and family trauma, as well as his experience teaching creative writing to prison inmates. He is a Professor of Poetry at Bath Spa University.

Just return to this webpage to view the event, which will be captioned and remain available to watch until 31 March.

Books by festival poets are available here, with profits going to St Andrews bookshop J & G Innes.

Supported by the School of English at the University of St Andrews

Participants: Tim Liardet and Naomi Shihab Nye
Tim Liardet: Tomasz M Radej
Naomi Shihab Nye: Ha Lam

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