Friday, March 12, 2021 - 19:30

Jonathan Edwards | StAnza Poetry Festival

Kick off your weekend in style with readings from Jonathan Edwards and Jericho Brown. Wry, deft and curious, Jonathan's poetry has bagged him a number of awards, including the Costa Poetry Award for his first collection, My Family and Other Superheroes. This collection also won the Wales Book of the Year People’s Choice Award, as did his second collection Gen. His writing reminds us that ‘the time to be the people we’ll become’ is now. Also taking to the virtual stage is American poet Jericho Brown, the winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. His poetry interweaves elegy and an alert awareness of systemic, often racist, violence with moments of transcendent joy. The event is online and FREE. *TBC* We hope this event can also be live streamed to the Byre Theatre for a small socially distanced audience, if this is permitted in March. For further information visit: www.stanzapoetry.org