Events - Festival 2021

Poetry Centre Stage

Saturday 13 March, 19:30 - 20:30
StAnza Online

Reading: Ilya Kaminsky, Inua Ellams

Two powerhouses of contemporary poetry will be reading in our Saturday night Poetry Centre Stage. Poet, playwright and performer Inua Ellams has come to increasing prominence over the past few years, gaining particular attention for his book-length poem The Half-God of Rainfall, and most recently publishing a full-length collection with Penned in the Margins. His work combines passionate fury with dark humour and classical myth with a sharp contemporary relevance. We’re also thrilled to have Ukrainian-born, US-based poet Ilya Kaminsky reading, in a welcome return to StAnza. Ilya’s work has been shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize and the Forward Prize. His latest collection, Deaf Republic, asks what happens to language in a time of crisis and has been hailed as a contemporary epic.

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

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

Participants: Inua Ellams and Ilya Kaminsky
Inua Ellams: Henry Nicholls

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