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Wise Words Festival!

We are offering a whole host of ways in which you can connect with us at Wise Words Festival this year. Follow the links below to find out more about each event and how you can take part…

Saturday 29th – Individual Exchanges

Sunday 30th April – Individual Exchanges

Friday 5th May – For The Love of Words

Saturday May 6th – Poetry Swap!

Do you have a poem that’s been a friend to you?


If so, we’d love to meet them! Introduce your friend to us and tell us how it’s been a friend to you by following the instructions on our Nominate page. You can also Subscribe to The Poetry Exchange podcast and journey with us through the conversations we have been having with people about poems as friends.

You can find the complete first season on our ‘Listen‘ page and we are now preparing a second season to be launched a little later in the Autumn.


“The Poetry Exchange, is to my mind and ears, unique – a space where readers of poetry can describe, articulate share – why a particular poem matters to them. It’s a way of talking about and thinking about poetry that takes it out of the academic and directly into people’s lives, and shows how a poem is not just a scholastic exercise to be solved but the very stuff of living.”

Rishi Dastidar, Associate Editor, Rialto.


To talk to us about bringing The Poetry Exchange to your setting, email us on and for updates about our podcast and programme of events, sign up to our mailing list HERE.





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