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Poem of the North

Fifty years of the Northern Poetry Library

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Poem of the North

Fifty years of the Northern Poetry Library

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To celebrate 50 years of the Northern Poetry Library, we welcome you to a living, growing, collaborative artwork-in-progress. The Poem of the North brings together the work of the fifty selected poets, in five cantos, published over a period of six months. By the end of 2018, the completed poem will stand as a celebratory artefact: a tribute to the region and acknowledgement of the North’s rich seam of writers and written culture. Find out more about the Library and this artwork.

Enjoy the poems – whose 8-2-1 form has been devised as a tribute to the poetry section of libraries – as they arrive, every three days, via the table of contents below. In each canto we have chosen a Commended poem, rewarded with a Poetry Book Society membership.

Growing Table of Contents

Poem-in-progress

Poem of the North lives and grows, and new 8-2-1 poems will appear as the artwork develops. Follow NPL ON INSTAGRAM or NPL ON TWITTER for alerts. To track the evolution of Poem of the North, sign up to THE BLACK DOT, the Northern Poetry Library newsletter, for monthly updates.

Look out for a new poem on 22nd August at 11:00 am
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