Open only to University of St Andrews students, our Poems Aloud! competition (run in collaboration with the StAnza International Poetry Festival) asks you to perform a poem you have memorised on stage at The Byre Studio Theatre, to a panel of judges. The prize is £100! Below is the list of poems you can choose from.
If you are interested, email email@example.com to enter by Friday 22 February.
Last year’s winner Edisher Kipiani being awarded the Poems Aloud! 2018 £100 prize by University Principal Sally Mapstone.
Edisher recited ‘Concerning Shadows’ by Dundonian poet John Glenday
Choose a poem from the below selection to memorise, we will send you the poems in full when you get in touch (all poets are taking part in StAnza 2019):
John Burnside – Being and Time
Imtiaz Dharker – Text
Richie McCaffery – Spinning Plates
Mary Jean Chan – Names
Fiona Moore – Layers
Harry Josephine Giles – Instructions for Behaviour at Border Control
Juana Adcock – Pennies or how I single-handedly got us out of the crisis
Liz Berry – Homing
Julia Bird – Poem to be Read on One Breath: Blue
Mustafa Abu Sneineh – Emperor
Caroline Bird – The Amnesty
Robert Crawford – Alba Einstein
Patrick Errington – Cold: Exchange
Catherine Eunson – A refusal to complain about the rain
Ishion Hutchinson – A March
Emma Jones – Tiger in the Menagerie
Tom Pow – For Gavin
Ross Wilson – Scent Rising
Christine De Luca – Soondscapes
Jill Abram – At Sea In A Coffin
Marco Fazzini – To the Moon
Tolu Agbelusi – Museum of Women
Will Harris – Eyewitness Travel
Nadine Aisha Jassat – Auntie
A panel of judges will rate the best delivery and pick a winner during the live recital in The Byre on Friday March 8 at 3.30pm.
Poems Aloud! audience in the Byre Studio Theatre
If you have questions or are interested in entering, drop us a line: firstname.lastname@example.org