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Launch of "Poem for the North"

Launch of "Poem for the North"
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Launch of "Poem for the North"

21 Jul 2018

 2pm - 4pm Northern Poetry Library, Chantry, Morpeth

The creation of a "Poem of the North" is part of the Northern Poetry Library's 50th anniversary celebrations

To launch the poem is a poetry reading by Northern poets and local people who have selected their favourite poems from the Northern Poetry Library Collection.

To celebrate 50 years of this regional treasure, we have come up with an idea for a living, growing artwork-in-progress. The Poem of the North will bring together the work of the fifty selected poets, in five cantos, published over a period of five months. By the end of 2018, the completed poem will stand as a celebratory artefact: a tribute to the region and acknowledgement of the North’s rich seam of writers and written culture.

All are welcome to this free event

You can read the poem, as it grows, on this website – so be sure to add to you favourites. We’ll be sharing as the Poem progresses on Instagram (northernpoetrylibrary) – and Twitter (nplpoetry), and you’ll get the heads up as new poems appear and the Poem of the North grows.