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StAnza 24: The World May Be the Same – a poetry performance by Hannah Lavery & Marjorie Lotfi

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Sunday 10 March 2024

5.00pm – 6.00pm

Byre Theatre: ABP Auditorium

Pay What You Can £20.00 / £15.00 / £10.00 / £5.00

Inspired by the poetry of Edwin Morgan, in spring 2023, Hannah Lavery and Marjorie Lotfi corresponded through a series of poem-letters, exploring their experiences of being women and poets of colour living in Scotland. Join us as these marvellous poets perform the resulting book, The World May Be the Same (Stewed Rhubarb), exploring what it is to be constantly asked to represent a notion of ‘shared heritage’, which, in practice, often means exclusion, belonging to neither one or the other. Introduced by Marjorie Lotfi with a reading from her debut collection The Wrong Person To Ask (Bloodaxe), don’t miss this insightful poetic inquiry into questions of marginalisation, historical legacies, and cultural inheritances, both good and ill.

Hannah Lavery is a poet, playwright and director. Her debut collection is Blood Salt Spring (Polygon), and she has been the Edinburgh Makar since 2021. Marjorie Lotfi is an Iranian-American poet, a member of the 12 collective, a Scottish Book Trust Ignite Fellow, and her debut collection is The Wrong Person to Ask (Bloodaxe).

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Sunday 10 Mar 2024
17:00
Byre Theatre, St Andrews. United Kingdom