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The poems

Poems by local writers and young people are now on display in Nottingham


We are very pleased to announce that the first wave of poems by local writers and young people has been chosen for display!

The chosen poems include the following:

  • Anonymous, ‘Capture of the Five Boroughs’
  • Viv Apple, ‘Starlings’
  • Panya Banjoko, ‘Beside the Pool’
  • Elaine Bowden, ‘5 O’Clock Light’
  • Lord Byron, ‘We'll Go No More A-Roving’
  • Mark Gilbert, Two poems
  • Kevin Jackson, ‘Warser Gate’
  • Sarah Jackson, ‘Friday 12.03’
  • D. H. Lawrence, ‘Things Men Have Made’
  • Sophie Peach, ‘Bittersweet Memory’
  • Anna Seward, ‘Sonnet XVIII’
  • Ioney Smallhorne, from ‘Christianity, Kiffa Beads and Cane’
  • Jai Verma, ‘Relations and Associations’
  • Matthew Welton, ‘A Bird Guide to Nottingham’

A huge thank you to Kathryn Towler at the University of Nottingham, who has designed a beautiful set of posters featuring these selected poems, which can now be seen in a number of exciting locations across Nottingham, including Broadway Cinema, Nottingham Contemporary, and Bromley House Library, to name just a few!



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Sophie Peach - Bittersweet Memory

Sophie Peach - Bittersweet Memory
Nov 16, 2016

Viv Apple - Starlings

Viv Apple - Starlings
Nov 16, 2016

Mark Gilbert

Mark Gilbert
Nov 16, 2016
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Impact Nottingham Campaign


Nottingham City Transport


Nottingham City Council

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