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StAnza Poems Aloud! 2020 winner

Each year, the University Library organises a poetry recital competition for students as part of the StAnza poetry festival. The concept was the brain child of the University Librarian, John MacColl and the competition is now in its seventh year. The students who enter are asked to choose from a list of poems performed by…

11 March 2020News

Students – love poetry and want to win £100? Enter Poems Aloud competition!

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.…

31 January 2020News

Stanza Poems Aloud! 2019 winner

Each year, the University Library organise a poetry recital competition for students as part of the StAnza poetry festival. The concept was the brain child of the University Librarian, John MacColl and the competition is now in its sixth year. The students who enter are asked to choose from a list of poems performed by…

16 April 2019News

Come and Hear Poems Aloud! Students recite poetry as part of poetry festival

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 Come to The Byre on Friday 8 March from 3.30pm to 4.30pm to watch University of St Andrews students perform memorized poems from StAnza 2019 headline poets. Poems Aloud! is…

12 April 2019News

Poems Aloud! 2018 winner – congratulations

Poems Aloud! audience in the Byre Studio Theatre The University Library’s annual contribution to the StAnza (poetry festival) programme, Poems Aloud! 2018, was held once again in the Byre Theatre, but this year in the cosier surroundings of the Studio Theatre. StAnza Chair Dr Robyn Marsack introduced the event, which was then compered by University Librarian…

23 March 2018News

Come and hear Poems Aloud!

Isi Webb-Jenkins, last year’s winner performing in The Byre Come to The Byre on Friday 9 March from 1530 – 1630 to watch University students perform memorized poems from StAnza 2018 headline poets. Poems Aloud! is part of the StAnza International Poetry Festival. Listen to our own students giving their all to be chosen by a…

28 February 2018News

Students! Enter our Poems Aloud Competition

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…

12 February 2018News

Poems Aloud! recitation competition winner

John MacColl (University Librarian) with Isi Webb-Jenkins (winner)  The winner this year is Isi Webb-Jenkins (first year student of Latin, Ancient Greek and Comparative Literature) for her impressive performance of Vahni Capildeo’s ‘Louise Bourgeois: Insomnia Drawings (Felt Pen)’. In her application for the competition, Isi told us: One of my biggest passions is drama and theatre, which…

9 March 2017News

Come and hear Poems Aloud!

  Enjoy watching and hearing University students perform memorized poems from StAnza 2017 headline poets, part of the StAnza International Poetry Festival. The event will be held in the Byre Auditorium for the first time. A panel of judges will rate best delivery and performance, and select a winner. The judges are: Marjorie Lotfi Gill,…

23 February 2017News

Poems Aloud! winner

Winner of Poems Aloud! 2016, Juliana Brohmer Hansen The Library’s 3rd annual poetry recitation competition, Poems Aloud! – which is run as part of the StAnza International Poetry Festival – took place in the Main Library on Friday 4 March. The winner of the £100 prize was Juliana Brohmer Hansen, who performed the wonderful and…

15 March 2016News

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