Poetry in Translation

Photo: Al Buntin

Poets from numerous non-Anglophone countries have appeared at StAnza over the years – from Tunisia to Finland, from Mexico to Greece – often supported by national embassies or institutes. For 2010 we introduced a new strand of readings, Border Crossings, where poets from different countries writing in different languages share a platform. Readings are in the poets’ native tongues and English translation. StAnza is also dedicated to presenting the historical languages of Scotland, Gaelic and Scots, both of which feature every year in various events.

Poetry Loops »

A selection of filmpoems

Sat 6 March | (All day) | FREE | StAnza Online

Trafika Europe »

From the Trafika Europe Radio archives, specially for StAnza

Sat 6 March | (All day) | FREE | StAnza Online

Bàrd – File – Bardd »

Showcasing the Welsh, Irish and Scots Gaelic filmpoem project

Sat 6 March | (All day) | FREE | StAnza Online

WindowSwap »

Newly commissioned poems inspired by the WindowSwap project

Sat 6 March | (All day) | FREE | StAnza Online

Festival Launch Extravaganza »

Enjoy a sneak peek of some of the highlights of StAnza 2021

Sat 6 March | 19:00 - 20:00 | FREE | StAnza Online

Modern Poetry in Translation »

CzechLit and more from the archives of Modern Poetry in Translation

Mon 8 March | 09:15 - 17:15 | Free/Ticketed | J & G Innes Ltd, Booksellers, South Street, Upstairs Gallery

Meet the Artist »

Join Marina Kazakova to learn about her work on symphonic poetry

Mon 8 March | 12:30 - 13:00 | Free/Ticketed | StAnza Zoom

Translating Poetries »

Readings from poets and translators shortlisted for the Sarah Maguire Prize

Mon 8 March | 19:30 - 20:30 | FREE | StAnza Online

The Last Model »

A showcase of Latgalian poetry

Wed 10 March | 16:30 - 17:15 | FREE | StAnza Online

Poetry Centre Stage »

Reading: Adam Zagajewski, Russell Jones

Wed 10 March | 19:30 - 20:30 | FREE | StAnza Online

Past & Present »

Rob A. Mackenzie on Miroslav Holub; Helena Nelson on Ruth Pitter's light verse

Thu 11 March | 11:00 - 12:00 | FREE | StAnza Online

Poetry Centre Stage »

Reading: Raymond Antrobus, Volha Hapeyeva

Thu 11 March | 19:30 - 20:30 | FREE | StAnza Online

Poetry Centre Stage »

ReadingMona Kareem, Michael Grieve

Fri 12 March | 17:00 - 18:00 | FREE | StAnza Online

Beyond Any Curtain »

Myroslav Laiuk, Lyuba Yakimchuk, Roseanne Watt & Andrew Blair launch our Scottish/Ukrainian translation project

Sat 13 March | 14:00 - 15:00 | Free/Ticketed | StAnza Zoom

Poetry Centre Stage »

Reading: Maria Stepanova with translator Sasha Dugdale, Aileen Ballantyne

Sat 13 March | 16:00 - 17:00 | FREE | StAnza Online

Poetry Centre Stage »

Reading: Ilya Kaminsky, Inua Ellams

Sat 13 March | 19:30 - 20:30 | FREE | StAnza Online

Breakfast at the Poetry Café: Translation »

Translators discuss transposing poetry from Slavic languages

Sun 14 March | 10:00 - 11:00 | FREE | StAnza Online

Poetry Centre Stage »

Reading: Christopher Whyte, Jane Frank

Sun 14 March | 16:00 - 17:00 | FREE | StAnza Online

Poetry Centre Stage »

Reading: Colette Bryce, Valzhyna Mort

Sun 14 March | 19:30 - 20:30 | FREE | StAnza Online