Poetry Centre Stage
In tonight’s Poetry Centre Stage we’re delighted to bring together two of the leading poets of their generation. First up is Volha Hapeyeva, whose poetry, prose and drama have won her a number of awards in her native Belarus. Volha’s poetry makes use of off-kilter imagery to explore injustices and to unsettle ideas about the self. Reading alongside her is Raymond Antrobus, the first ever poet to be awarded the Rathbone Folio Prize for best work of literature in any genre. Originally making a name for himself as a spoken word performer, Raymond gained accolades for his debut collection The Perseverance, which ranges across history and continents, with elegies for the poet’s father sitting alongside meditations on the d/Deaf experience.
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