Celebrating Poems As Friends

Celebrating Poems As Friends

“A powerful and unique way to engage with poetry for wider audiences” – Professor. Elizabeth Alexander.   Through conversations, live events, our online catalogue and podcast, we capture the insights of readers and share them. We work with poets, actors and artists to explore poems and what they mean to us.

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About

About

The Poetry Exchange celebrates the idea of poems as friends. Through conversations, events and our podcast, we capture the insights of readers and share them.     At the heart of the project is THE EXCHANGE: an invitation for people to explore a poem that has been a friend to them

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Nominate

Nominate

Poems as Friends Nominate a poem that has been a friend to you – by this we mean any poem you have read (rather than written) that you can in some way say has acted as a friend to you. Although we know our own poems can act as friends

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catalogue

catalogue

Below are poems nominated to The Poetry Exchange. Click on each poem to discover why they were nominated. In some cases you can also listen to a unique recording created by The Poetry Exchange team of actors and writers in response to the nominee’s thoughts and feelings about the poem:  

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listen

listen

The Poetry Exchange Podcast is here! Subscribe now to receive the latest episodes as soon as they are released: on iTunes, Pocket Casts or another podcast catcher. The Poetry Exchange podcast shares the conversations we have been having with people about poems as friends. Our podcast illuminates the unique way in which

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events

events

    As we approach National Poetry Day, we want to get people thinking, talking, sharing and connecting with poetry. We will be counting down the days to the big day using #NPDCountdown and as each day passes, we will be sharing a new poem and a new friend with you. Aside

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