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Our commissions

Poetry on Loan occasionally commissions poets to write poems for special occasions, or on particular themes. In 2020, we've done this more than before, because so few live events are possible; many of these commissions include a reading of the poem by the poet. We thought it would be a good idea to gather them all together, so that these poems can be enjoyed in perpetuity.

We've grouped them as Lockdown commissions, Commissions for National Poetry Day 2020, and Other commissions.