Usually National Poetry Day is the time for many events in libraries. Because these were not possible in 2020, we commissioned a number of poets to write poems and make videos of themselves reading them.
The poems are:
Jam today, by Steve Pottinger - a new take on Jerusalem. See this here.
September soliloquy, by Mel Wardle Woodend - tranquil autumn thoughts. See this here.
I saw a teapot, by Justin Coe - a clever poem that will appeal to the young, and indeed everyone with a wry sense of humour. See this here.
Hindsight, by Aliyah Begum - a thoughtful, quiet poem. See this here.
See what you want to see, by Spoz (Giovanni Esposito) - a thought-provoking poem in Spoz's inimitable style. See it here.
2020, by Emma Purshouse - a wistful poem for this strange year. See it here.
Vision, by Jonny Fluffypunk (Jon Seagrave) - his new glasses are helping to see some things more clearly. You can see Jonny's video here.
The progressive youth, by Ellie Dart - looking for a changed world.. You can see Ellie's video here.
Close, by Brenda Read-Brown - ending our series on a positive note. You can see Brenda's video here.