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Do you love poetry? Want to win £100? Enter the University Library’s Poems Aloud! competition, run with the StAnza International Poetry Festival. Open only to University of St Andrews students, the competition asks you to perform a poem you have memorised (from a selection we will send you) to a panel of judges on stage at The Byre Studio Theatre.

If you are interested, email libpoemsaloud@st-andrews.ac.uk to enter by Friday 23 February.

Isi Webb-Jenkins with John MacColl

Last year’s winner Isi Webb-Jenkins who recited Vahni Capildeo’s ‘Louise Bourgeois: Insomnia Drawings (Felt Pen)’ with John MacColl (University Librarian)

Choose to memorise a poem from the below selection (all poets taking part in StAnza 2018):

Gillian Allnut – ‘Barclays Bank and Lake Baikal’

Tara Bergin – ‘Drama Lessons for Young Girls’

Douglas Dunn – ‘How to Write Verse without Anyone Knowing’

Mark Ford – ‘After Africa’

Miriam Gamble – ‘The Mare Spikes a Glassy Loch’

John Glenday – Concerning Shadows

W.N. Herbert ‘Facts About Things’

Rita Ann Hughes – ‘Tongulish’

Liz Lochhead – ‘In Praise of Monsieur Sax’

Sinead Morrissey – ‘At the Moscow State Circus’

Daljit Nagra – 8

Miriam Nash – ‘Higher Maths’

Don Paterson – Zen Song at Dayligaun

Esther Naomi Perquin – ‘Letters to a PO Box’

Michael Symmons Roberts – ‘I Shake Out my Coat’

Ko Un – ‘The Whisper’

A panel of judges will rate the best delivery and pick a winner during the live recital in The Byre on March 9 at 3.30pm.

If you have questions or are interested in entering, drop us a line: libpoemsaloud@st-andrews.ac.uk

Students! Enter our Poems Aloud Competition
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