These fragments I have shored against my ruins
Five former winners of the TS Eliot Prize (Don Paterson, Roger Robinson, Bhanu Kapil, Hannah Sullivan and Sinéad Morrissey) have selected poems from the last 100 years to be read by an actor during the festival. A selection from each of the prize winner’s suggestion will be read.
The church is dedicated to St Magnus the Martyr, earl of Orkney, who died on 16 April 1118. He was executed on the island of Egilsay having been captured during a power struggle with his cousin, a political rival. Magnus had a reputation for piety and gentleness and was canonised in 1135.