To celebrate 50 years of this regional treasure, we have come up with an idea for a living, growing artwork-in-progress LAUNCHING ON JULY 1st 2018. The Poem of the North will bring together the work of the fifty selected poets, in five cantos, published over a period of five months. By the end of 2018, the completed poem will stand as a celebratory artefact: a tribute to the region and acknowledgement of the North’s rich seam of writers and written culture.
You can read the poem, as it grows, on the Poem of the North website – so be sure to add poemofthenorth.co.uk to you favourites. We’ll be sharing as the Poem progresses on Instagram (northernpoetrylibrary) – and Twitter (nplpoetry), and you’ll get the heads up as new poems appear and the Poem of the North grows.Visit Poem of the North
Artwork by Paul Summers