Friday, March 18, 2011

StAnza Poetry Festival 2011, Part 1

I had a good time at StAnza yesterday. Great to meet up with people I hadn’t seen in a while, even if only briefly, and to run into new people too. The poetry? Well, it was a mixed bag. A couple of very enjoyable and interesting readings though. Didn’t get to hear Yang Lian, as I had to get home. As I left the Byre Theatre to catch the shuttle bus to Leuchars, I saw him through the Byre’s glass panelling, eating dinner with a bunch of people, but I didn’t want to disturb him by going back to say hello while he was enjoying a relaxed meal before his reading. I’ll be back in St Andrews tonight and will report after the weekend.

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