From 1 April the StAnza 2021 festival content on this page is no longer available.
Poetry walks have been a favourite event at StAnza for many years. We had hoped at StAnza 2021 to be able to offer a poetry walk along a section of the Fife Coastal Path, starting at the West Sands in St Andrews and walking along the beach towards the river Eden. Sadly this will no longer be possible, due to the current restrictions, but we're delighted that poet Helen Boden is organising a virtual walk instead, reading a selection of poems and sharing photos to transport you to an imagined topography of Fife and the sea. Helen has a special interest in writing outdoors, and writing and wellbeing.
The Fife Coastal Path stretches for 117 miles from the Firth of Forth to the Firth of Tay. More information is available at the Fife Coastal Path website.
Just return to this webpage to view the virtual walk, which will remain available to watch until 31 March.
Our thanks to the following poets and publishers who gave us permission for their poems to be included in this event:
Eleanor Rees and Salt Publishers for poem from The Well at Winter Solstice
Fiona Moore and HappenStance Press for poem from The Distal Point
Jean Taylor and Black Agnes Press for poem from Deliberate Sunlight
Jay Whittaker and Cinnamon Press for poem from Sweet Anaesthetist
Chris Powici and Red Squirrel Press for poem from This Weight of Light
Autumn Richardson, Richard Skelton and Corbel Stone for poem from Field Notes Vol1
In association with Fife Coastal Path and supported by St Andrews Community Trust