School of Night: Poetry with Douglas Dunn in St Andrews

Thursday 21st September 2017

  • Venue The Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
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‘It is hard to think of many poets who can equal his combination of imaginative ambition, formal resource and range of tone.’ Sean O’Brien

Our monthly poetry event returns this autumn, and we are starting September with one of the most celebrated writers of our generation. The Noise of a Fly is Dunn’s first poetry collection for sixteen years, and we are thrilled that he will be our first poet of the academic year.

The Noise of a Fly is a triumphant return to poetic works from the recipient of the Queen’s Gold Medal For Poetry. Described as ‘brimming with warmth, mischief and self-deprecating humour’, in this latest collection Dunn has intelligently explored issues from age to Scottish Independence, robustly good-humoured in his self-analysis and quietly profound in his portrayal of the world.