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No poetry postcards this year - but instead, a series of postcard-length poems with videos...

Over the past year, Poetry on Loan has been commissioning poets to write poems and make videos of themselves reading them. Normally, at this time of year, we would be starting to get ready to produce our specially-designed (and always rather beautiful) poetry postcards, which are distributed through public libraries in the West Midlands. But this year this isn't such a good idea, given that most libraries are not fully open. Instead, we have commissioned a number of poets to write postcard-length poems on the theme New beginnings, and provide videos to accompany them.

Our first poem, by Steve Pottinger, is a cracker! You can see the video here.

Watch out for others - there'll be a new one every few days.