John Burnside - The Music of Time The Music of Time Though we may not realise it, our collective memory of the 20th century was defined by its poetry. In the first history of its kind, acclaimed poet, author and academic John Burnside brings together poets from times and places as diverse as Tsarist Russia, 1960s America and Ireland during the Troubles, to show how they shaped and were shaped by their age. John Burnside is a poet, novelist and Professor of English at the University of St Andrews. He has published 14 books of poetry, and has won the Geoffrey Faber Prize and the Whitbread Poetry Prize. Chaired by Neil Astley, Bloodaxe Books Tickets: £8/£6 Booking for this event has now closed.