Post about an exhibition we hung on behalf of the Library…

Echoes from the Vault

On Friday, 3 February 2012, a new exhibition was launched at the Main Library. This exhibition, entitled “Creative Capture: Six St Andrews Poets,” will become a permanent feature of the library at the end of March.

In November 2011, the photographer Norman McBeath photographed six leading contemporary poets, all of whom are or have been teachers of Creative Writing in the University’s School of English. These photographs were taken in the University’s King James Library, which was built as part of the foundation of the Common Library starting in 1612. The six are: John Burnside, Robert Crawford, Don Paterson, Jacob Polley (all of whom currently teach on the Creative Writing Programme), Kathleen Jamie (now at the University of Stirling) and Douglas Dunn (now retired). Each poet has provided some lines of verse in their own hand, and the resulting poems and portraits will be on…

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