Events - Festival 2021

Poetry Walk

Saturday 13 March, 11:30 - 12:15
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Join Beth McDonough for a virtual poetry walk around Tentsmuir

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 around Tentsmuir Nature Reserve. Sadly this will no longer be possible, due to the current restrictions, but we're delighted that poet, wild swimmer and forager Beth McDonough is organising a virtual walk instead, reading a selection of poems and sharing photos to transport you to Tentsmuir.

Tentsmuir is perfect for a walk at any time of year, offering exciting opportunities to see birds and wildlife. In March, the Tentsmuir colours are starting to change from the yellows and browns of winter to the fresh greens of spring growth. More information can be found on the Tentsmuir page of the NatureScot website.

Just return to this webpage to view the virtual walk, which will remain available to watch until 31 March. 

StAnza is grateful for permission for Beth to read poems by the following poets and from these books:  

Jim Stewart, This, The Voyage Out Press (2018)
John Glenday, Grain (Picador, 2009) & Selected Poems (Picador, 2020)
Kathleen Jamie, Jizzen (Picador, 2009)
Anne Stevenson, Poems 1955-2005 (Bloodaxe)
Angus Martin , A Night of Islands,   (Shoestring Press, 2016)
Anna Crowe, Punk with Dulcimer, (Peterloo Poets, 2007)
Sylvia Plath, The Colossus and Other Poems, Heinnemen (1960)
Seth Crook
Norman MacCaig, The Many Days, Polygon (2010)
Beth McDonough, A Hatchery of Shadows, Torch, Oxford (2019)
Jen Hadfield, Byssus, Picador (2014)
W.H.Herbert, The Wreck of the Fathership, Bloodaxe (2019) 

In association with Tentsmuir Nature Reserve and supported by St Andrews Community Trust
Participants: Beth McDonough

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