Events - Festival 2022


Tuesday 1 December (All day) - Wednesday 31 March (All day)
StAnza Online
This event took place in 2020

An online poetry experience created by Steve Smart and Rebecca Sharp

An interactive poetry reading, THIS was created by Steve Smart and Rebecca Sharp and formed around Rebecca Sharp’s eponymous poem. Interweaving poetry with sound, visual art and digital media, the work playfully asks what the reader brings to the experience of reading and what they receive in return. THIS was commissioned by StAnza for Book Week Scotland and was selected as a finalist for the Brush & Lyre Prize for Multimedia Poetry.


THIS is a piece of exploration, of curiosity and of hope – but it’s also a piece which holds back from offering solid ‘answers’. After a year of uncertainty, THIS reminds readers that not knowing is OK, and that we’re all doing the same, underneath the skin of things. The piece playfully demonstrates the ability of poetry to present intricate and elusive ideas, images and feelings for interaction and transformative experience.


Enjoy THIS via this link


Supported by the Scottish Book Trust’s Book Week Scotland

Participants: Rebecca Sharp and Steve Smart
Rebecca Sharp: Raz Ullah

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