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 explores the idea of poems as friends. Through conversations, events and our podcast, we gather and share connections between people and poems.     At the heart of the project is the Exchange itself: an invitation for individuals to explore a poem that has been a friend to

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Nominate

Nominate

Gathering and Sharing Poems as Friends   Do you have a poem that has been a friend to you?   We welcome you to nominate any poem you have read (rather than written) that, in some way, has acted as a friend to you. Whether it be A dear friend.  

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catalogue

catalogue

A Gathering of Friends   Below are poems brought to The Poetry Exchange – in person or online. Click on each poem to discover how they have been a friend to someone. In some cases you can also listen to a unique recording created by The Poetry Exchange team, made

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listen

listen

Welcome to The Poetry Exchange Podcast   The official British Podcast Awards 2018 Silver Award Winner for  Most Original Podcast   About… The Poetry Exchange Podcast shares the conversations we have been having with people about Poems as Friends. In each 20-minute episode you will hear an individual talking about a

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events

events

  You’re Invited…   Where? St Chad’s College Chapel, Durham – as part of Durham Book Festival 2018 When? Saturday 6 October – Sunday 7 October 2018 What? To talk about a poem that’s been a friend to you.   Join us for a unique experience – a chance to

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