Poetry at Dundee Literary Festival
This year’s Dundee Literary Festival (18th-22nd October) is inspired by D’Arcy Thompson to explore the theme ‘growth and form’, and what finer form than poetry.
Here’s the low down on the poetry we’ve got on the programme.
Caroline Bird and Rachel McCrum visit us for a very special pre-festival appearance on 28th September.
Erin Farley invites you to revisit Dundee’s Victorian Juteopolis through the rarely heard versings of the workers themselves, at Verdant Works on Wed 18th October.
Former StAnza Director Brian Johnstone makes an appearance on Thursday 19th October with his memoir, Double Exposure, alongside fellow poet and memoirist Anne Pia.
On Friday 20th October, we take Edgar Allan Poe’s iconic poem ‘The Raven’ – noted for its musicality, stylised language and supernatural atmosphere – and see what happens when we add piano and vocals…
Saturday 21st brings Neu! Reekie!, hosted by poets Michael Pedersen and Kevin Williamson, while Sunday 22nd welcomes Scottish PEN’s Many Voices, and we field a team of poets – including St Johnstone official Club Poet Jim Mackintosh, Marjorie Lotfi Gill, Andy Jackson and Caroline Mathers – to celebrate Mind the Time, an anthology raising money for Football Memories Scotland.