Events - Festival 2021

Poetry Centre Stage

Wednesday 10 March, 19:30 - 20:30
StAnza Online

Reading: Adam Zagajewski, Russell Jones

Tonight we’re putting poetry centre stage with readings from Russell Jones and Adam Zagajewski. Edinburgh-based writer Russell Jones’ work has been published in a number of collections and ranges from sci-fi poetry to poetry comics. He’ll be dipping into both of these for StAnza and exploring poems across different media, with readings from poetry comics accompanied by their illustrations. Reading alongside Russell is Adam Zagajewski, a major figure of the Polish New Wave literary movement of the early 1970s and of the anti-Communist Solidarity movement of the 1980s. His work explores the presence of the past in the everyday and has won a number of awards. Adam’s poem ‘Try to Praise the Mutilated World’ found particular resonance with readers in 2020.

Venue for online: This web page – free

*TBC* We hope this event can, additionally, also be live streamed to the Byre Theatre for a small socially distanced audience, if this is permitted in March.  Please read our position on Covid-19 safety and compliance.

Venue for Byre live stream: The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Auditorium – free/ticketed

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

Participants: Russell Jones and Adam Zagajewski

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