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THIS: The Tay Poems of Jim Stewart in St Andrews

Wednesday 14th November 2018

  • Venue The Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG
  • Doors open 7.40pm
  • Start time 8pm
Image of THIS: The Tay Poems of Jim Stewart

in this collection of living poems, we join the poet in the poem, take a part in his sensibility that becomes an ongoing way of thinking, this watching and allowing — Kirsty Gunn

Jim Stewart’s life was entangled with the flow of the River Tay. From his birth on Lochee Road, to his appointment as a permanent member of staff at Dundee University in 2014, he was attentive both to the life lived on the river’s banks, and the language in which it was framed. THIS, is a posthumous collection of Jim’s Tay poems, and a testament to a life cherished, and lived attentively.

The readers who join us to celebrate Jim’s poetry, whether they knew him through his academic research on Virginia Woolf, his presence in the poetry world, or simply through shared life on the Tay, include Kirsty Gunn, Emma Sutton, W N Herbert, and many more. We hope you will join us for an evening of poetry to sweep you away.