Places of Poetry

Have you come across Places of Poetry? It’s a fabulous initiative that I’m really enjoying dipping into. Each poem pinned there gives me a new perspective on our country.

‘Your places, your poems, our national story

Places of Poetry website

Places of Poetry is open to all readers and writers. It aims to use creative writing to prompt reflection on national and cultural identities in England and Wales, celebrating the diversity, heritage and personalities of place.

The site is open for writers to pin their poems to places from 31st May to 31 October 2019. It will then be closed for new poems but will remain available for readers. We welcome writers of all ages and backgrounds. We want to gather as many perspectives on the places and histories of England and Wales.’

I’ve added three poems about my home town, York, to the map:

Two Rivers Run Through It 

Giving Directions to Wendy Cope

Tansy Beetles: The Jewels of York

(You can find out more about the jewels of York here.)

Tansy Beetles - The Jewels of York
Tansy Beetles – The Jewels of York

You have until 31 October to pin poems of yours to this map! I look forward to reading them!

Anneliese Emmans Dean – theBigBuzz – Bringing poetry to life

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