Events - Festival 2021

Poetry Centre Stage

Friday 12 March, 17:00 - 18:00
StAnza Online

ReadingMona Kareem, Michael Grieve

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

We’re thrilled to introduce you to two poets tonight who we think you’ll be hearing from for years to come. Regulars might recognise Michael Grieve from StAnza’s festival desk in past years, and it’s wonderful to welcome him to the ‘other side’ of the festival. Michael was shortlisted for the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award in 2020, and his poems, in English and Scots, are intriguing and beguiling, full of thrill and thrall. Reading alongside him is poet and translator Mona Kareem. Based in the USA and born in Kuwait, Mona writes in Arabic and English. Her work creates captivating miniatures of the everyday, and uses poetry to explore both the self and the world.

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: Michael Grieve and Mona Kareem
Michael Grieve: A Leverton

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