It’s National Poetry Day

… and this gurt lush book is published today.

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The Poetry Society, in association with the University of Exeter and Oneworld Publications, presents the Places of Poetry anthology, a volume of selected verse from around England and Wales from last year’s hugely popular Places of Poetry project, an interactive map that poets could pin their poetry to. It attracted 7,500 poems from over 3000 people. The map can still be found here. The project was launched by Paul Farley and Andrew McRae. PLACES OF POETRY: MAPPING THE NATION IN VERSE is an anthology of 200 of the best of these poems.

I have not yet received my copy, and apart from some well-known names I don’t know whose work has been chosen. You can hear me reading my poem on the bank of the Hartlake River (yes, that’s Glastonbury Tor on the horizon) here:

Posted by Ama Bolton on 1st October 2020

1 thought on “It’s National Poetry Day

  1. mervynlickfoldgmailcom

    Lovely poem – can see it all in my mind -Hope all is well with you

    As Ever Yours in an Otherwordly state (!) until reminded of the jopys around me…

    On Thu, Oct 1, 2020 at 2:29 PM ways with words in the city of Wells wrote:

    > barleybooks posted: ” … and this gurt lush book is published today. The > Poetry Society, in association with the University of Exeter and Oneworld > Publications, presents the Places of Poetry anthology, a volume of selected > verse from around England and Wales from last” >

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