Previously at StAnza

Burning Burns with David Mach from 2009
Photo: Ben Coulter

Our Previously at StAnza pages form a rich poetry archive with information on poets and their work, visual art, festival and other events, images from years past and links to lectures, films and podcasts, plus a range of poetry news and reviews gathered over almost two decades. Whether you're trying to explain the magic of the lace sensor dresses to a friend (Stiched and Spoken, StAnza 2013), or want to double check whether you really could have seen Simon Armitage in St Andrews (search for Simon Armitage, StAnza 2015), this is the place to start. You can search content uploaded onto this website from November 2015 onwards, or look for material from our previous websites separately. Happy hunting! 

Click the links below to find out more or use the left side links.

Past Programmes: all the StAnza brochures since 1998 - view the cover art for each year and browse the full brochure

Past Participants: categorised listings of all the StAnza participants and the featured nations since 1998

Articles & Reviews: selected online articles of particular interest and note

Search the Archive: use the archive search functionality to find poets, artists, and events from past StAnza festivals (from 2015 onwards)

2021 Afterword: a captivating overview of the 2021 past festival

You can also browse earlier festivals (2005 to 2014) on our old website at