The Northern Poetry Library is a significant civic and cultural asset and this project is setting about celebrating its present moment and securing its future. Find out about the people, partners, activities, events – and the new poetry created at this juncture in the library's history.
Poets in residence
Six poets living and working today have created and contributed new works for the library, and spent time in different parts of the North East with groups coming together to read and write. Find out more about their own experiences as poets and read the new poems they bring to this project.
In 1993 the Northern Poetry Library celebrated its 25th anniversary with a North East poetry festival. Now, as we approach NPL's 50th year in 2018, the library sees a range of activities to herald a new era. From commissioned poetry and letterpress prints to pop-up events in the streets, explore the happenings…
That perfect tranquillity of life which is nowhere to be found but in retreat, a faithful friend and a good libraryAphra Behn