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Participants: Brian Johnstone

Brian Johnstone

Brian Johnstone has published two poetry collections and two pamphlets; his second full collection The Book of Belongings was published by Arc in August 2009. His poems “evoke ... a sense of spiritual immanence in their slow still spaces” (Scottish Literary Journal); several have been translated into Catalan, Swedish, Slovakian & Lithuanian, and published in the respective countries. In 2009 Terra Incognita, a small collection of his poems in Italian translation, was published by L’Officina (Vicenza). He is co-founder and currently Festival Director of StAnza: Scotland’s International Poetry Festival.

StAnza 2010 Events:

Sun 21 March | Trio Verso in Performance
Poetry & jazz-inflected soundscapes from poet Brian Johnstone & Musicians Richard Ingham & Louise Major
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre

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