One of the top poetry festivals in the UK, StAnza is famous for its friendly atmosphere and international focus, the place to hear favourite poets, discover new voices and enjoy the beautiful town of St Andrews and StAnza’s lively festival hub. Audiences choose from more than 100 readings, performances, discussions, poetry inspired installations and exhibitions and other cross-media performances in a range of atmospheric venues in and around the historic and lively town centre.
The Irish poets taking part in 2018 include Rita Ann Higgins, Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, Tara Bergin and Iggy McGovern from Ireland, as well as Sinéad Morrissey, who will give our annual lecture, and Miriam Gamble, both originally from Northern Ireland. These six Irish poets will read and take part in ten events at the festival, appearing at StAnza along with poets from China, Korea and from across Europe and the UK.
Image: Poetry Centre Stage at StAnza © David Vallis Photography