Poetry Happening Near You

Home page

A poem in an instant...

The promise Stephen Seabridge

that as the world halts,
on a clear morning
the first bus will groan its way
down the bank
outside the window,

a boy will lug his cart of newspapers
up the same hill, slot advertisers
in letterboxes as,
over by the old train line,

This poem was commissioned by Stoke-on-Trent Libraries, supported by Poetry on Loan, from their current Poet Laureate, Stephen Seabridge

A poem in an instant
About this poem

About Poetry on Loan

Poetry on Loan promotes contemporary poetry through public libraries in the West Midlands
Find out more about us

What we do...

We supply poets for events, support Poet Laureate and Young Poet Laureate schemes, provide promotional material, run training sessions
More about what we do

Who we are

Our meetings include representatives from each library authority in the West Midlands region - everyone is involved, from the huge Birmingham Libraries to tiny Telford and Wrekin.
Find out more about who we are

News

Poetry competition - closing date 1st September!

The Poetry on Loan 2020 Poetry Competition closes for entries on 1st September 2020!

Find a poetry event near you

Sorry, there are no Poetry on Loan events in this location at the moment. Please watch this space and check back again soon ....