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StAnza: Afterword 2009

Photo: Rob McDougall/Homecoming Scotland

All the fanfares have died down, the poets and participants have safely made it home, the critics have packed away their laptops and the head of the Bard is long dowsed – yes, StAnza 2009, the Homecoming StAnza, is over.  But with its plethora of events, its record breaking attendance and its renowned atmosphere and buzz, there was more than ever for our podcaster, our photographers and our reviewers to respond to.  Links below will take you to the ten packed sections of the 2009 Photo Gallery, to five days worth of festival podcasts, to a selection of our best media reviews and coverage, and to downloads of participants’ responses to the amazing experience that was StAnza 2009.


See the StAnza 2009 photo gallery


Listen to the podcasts from StAnza 2009

Reviews and Interviews

The hugely successful StAnza 2009 has garnered more press coverage than ever.

Here are some of the best online news and reviews:

Poetry Review: StAnza 2009: Susan Mansfield
The Scotsman, 28 March 09

The Browser: Stuart Kelly
The Scotsman, 29 March 09

Hardeep Singh Kohli
Scotland on Sunday, 29 March 09

Book worm
The Scotsman, 28 March 09

Greetings from St Andrews!: Graeme Smith
ONE Magazine. 19 March 09

Bard's head ignites poetry event
BBC News, 18 March 09


Read the StAnza 2009 Lecture [PDF]

Read the StAnza 2009 Afterword Poems [PDF]

Read the StAnza 2009 Homecoming Haiku [PDF]

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