Braided Poetry: reading and workshop

10.00am – 11.30am, 10 March 2024 Witness the world premiere of a new braided text co-written by poet Rebecca Sharp and environmental humanities researcher and author Monika Szuba, weaving together observations and encounters with landscape, seasons and other beings between Scotland and Germany/Poland. Structured as a series of emails containing strands of text, images, and field recordings, this … Read more

How Do We Talk About Knives

6-7.30 pm, 23 February 2024, Parliament Hall How Do We Talk About Knives. Contemporary writers in Scotland on names, language and identity (ed. Samina Chadhry, Marcas Mac an Tuairneir, Rebecca Sharp, Matecznik Press, 2023) is a new anthology of works by 20 contemporary writers in Scotland, exploring their own names, the experience and stories that … Read more

Time Stitches: a Poet Converses with her Translator

Eleni Kefala and Peter Constantine with Elodie Laügt in collaboration with Byre World 20 September 2023, 6.30pm – Byre Theatre Time Stitches by Eleni Kefala is a poetry book about roots and uprooting, personal and collective history in a broken time, and the power of poetry to stitch together the threads of our past and future. … Read more

Poetry Reading by Alexander Dickow

3rd April 2023, 5.15-6.30pm Alexander Dickow reading will include excerpts from Déblais (w/English translations), Caramboles in both languages, Appétits/Appetites in both languages, Un grenier in French only, as well as excerpts from unpublished work in English (from two works: Duet With Commentary, and Hob’s Labor, two narrative works in verse). Alexander Dickow is a poet and … Read more

Poetry Reading by Lyuba Yakimchuk

Thursday 10th March 2022, 6pm, Lecture Theatre School 3, St Salvator’s Quad Decomposition Apricots of Donbas Translated from the Ukrainian by Oksana Maksymchuk and Max Rosochinsky The Centre for Poetic Innovation, in collaboration with the Centre for Russian, Soviet, Central and Eastern European Studies at the University of St Andrews & the Ukrainian Society at … Read more

Boat (Coach House Books, 2022) by Lisa Robertson

23rd November 2022, 6.30-8.00pm, School 3, St Salvator Quad in partnership with the Centre for Critical & Creative Cultures (University of Dundee) Lisa Robertson is a poet, essayist and translator, whose work moves between poetry, prose, philosophy and visual arts. In 2004 she moved from Vancouver to France where she has been living since then. … Read more

Something the Colour of Pines on Fire by Vahid Davar

12th October 2022, 6-7.30pm, School 2, St Salvator Quad Vahid’s reading will be followed by the screening of a short video interview with the poet and questions will be invited from the floor. Vahid Davar is the author of two highly acclaimed volumes of poetry published in his native Iran. Since his migration to the UK … Read more

Prof. Anahid Nersessian, Keats’s Odes: A Lover’s Discourse

27th April 2022, 5.15-6.45pm Professor Anahid Nersessian’s Keats’s Odes has been called “a radical and unforgettable reading” of Keats’s poetry, earning rave reviews in publications like the TLS, the Washington Post, the Nation, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and the Boston Globe, which named it one of the Best Books of 2021. Nersessian collects and elucidates each of the odes and … Read more

Poetry Reading with Peter MacKay

Wednesday 8th December 2021, 5.15-6.45pm, Byre Theatre “It was lovely to hear the Gaelic…” Pàdraig MacAoidh will discuss his own work as a poet and editor, and address the questions of what it means to write – and read – Gaelic poetry in contemporary Scotland, and the bridges between Gaelic poetry and other European literatures. … Read more