Poetry Centre Stage
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Traverse the globe in our second last reading of the festival. Jane Frank is an Australian poet based in Brisbane, and in 2020 she was runner up in the Wigtown Poetry Prize. Her poetry celebrates the surreal in the everyday, and draws on her background in art history, the landscapes of childhood, and time spent by the sea. Jane is reading alongside Christopher Whyte, a trendsetting Gaelic poet and translator now based in Central Europe. Christopher’s sixth collection Ceum air cheum / Step by step was nominated for two national prizes, and he’s played a fundamental role in queering the Gaelic tradition. Christopher will read in Gaelic with English subtitles.
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.