Roseanne Watt and Hannah Lavery: Translation In Focus


Over the course of 2021, StAnza Poetry Festival worked together with Kyiv’s Book Arsenal festival, inviting eight poets from Scotland and Ukraine to join us on this adventure. With the help of translator Uilleam Blacker, they transposed poetry between English, Shetlandic, Scots, Ukrainian and Hutsul. Join the festival for the finale of ‘Beyond Any Curtain’, in which we’ll be hearing poetry, translations and creative versions from Hannah Lavery, Roseanne Watt, Andrew Blair and Vicki Husband, and Les Beley, Olena Huseinova, Myroslav Laiuk and Lyuba Yakymchuk.

Tickets: £3 – £6 in person, £3 online


Roseanna Watt is a poet, filmmaker and musician from Shetland. Moder Dy won both the Eric Gregory Award and a Somerset Maugham Award in 2020.

Hannah Lavery is an award-winning poet, playwright, and Edinburgh’s new Makar. In March 2022, Hannah’s debut collection, Blood Salt Spring, will be published by Polygon.

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Thursday 10 Mar 2022
Byre Theatre, St Andrews. United Kingdom