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Stanza 2014 Poetry Festival

Scotland’s most renowned poetry festival takes place in St Andrews

This year will see over 40 festivals celebrating literature, storytelling and poetry across Scotland. Of poetry in-particular, the most renowned being StAnza, the annual international festival that takes over St Andrews each March.

Part of the magic of StAnza is how poets and poetry permeate the entire town, from coffee shops to street corners. Jacob Polley will be reading at the Frazer Gallery on South Street, St. Andrews on Friday 7th March to a select audience of just twelve people (booking essential)

The festival runs from the 5th – 9th March.

Jacob Polley on Writing The Havocs

Jacob Polley on writing The Havocs





Have you ever sat in a public library and, looking out of the window, seen the branches of trees and, at the same time, the reflection on the glass of bookshelves and spinners so, as it gets darker …

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2013 Forward Prize

Jeanette Winterson

The winners of the Forward Prizes for Poetry were announced on 1 October 2013: a selection of their poetry, plus work by more than 60 poets short-listed and highly commended by the judges, is now on sale as The Forward Book of Poetry 2014.

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Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize

Photograph © the Faber Archive, is of the Faber Book Commitee in 1944; Geoffrey Faber is third from the left and T S Eliot is on the extreme left.

Jacob has been announced as the winner of the 2012 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize for his collection ‘The Havocs‘.

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Durham University Reading






JacobPolley and fellow TS Eliot prize shortlisted poet Sean Borodale appeared at Durham University on 13th June. The readings were held in the Durham Union Society’s debating chamber, on Palace Green. Durham University Centre for Poetry and Poetics, in association with the Poetry Book Society hosted the event.

Jacob is available for live readings and creative writing teaching. Use the contact page to get in touch.

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