The library story
Then, now and the future: witness some key moments from the Northern Poetry Library’s evolution in this non-definitive history of a truly unique and irreplaceable poetic resource that is based in the North East and is part of the public library system.
Storehouse of words
NPL’s stock is a special archive of poetry by individuals, collected in anthologies and featuring in journals. Young readers, those searching for inspiration, as well as established poetry lovers will all find something of interest in the collection’s various sections.
A whistle-stop tour of some of the main components of this intriguing literary form. Find out why poems are as unique as the people who read and write them, and discover why poetry is an amazing way to find yourself and open up the world around you.
Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries. Anne Herbert, author of Random Kindness & Senseless Acts of Beauty