Festival of Hope 1 / 2 June 2020

Canal Song Poetry Film by Jonathan Edwards and Poetry Review podcast

A beautiful new filmpoem by poet Jonathan Edwards and filmmaker Chris Morris filmed over the summer above the Monmouth and Brecon canal in Wales, UK. Part of The Poetry Society's Canal Laureate programme.

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Don Paterson talks to Colette Bryce, poet and guest editor of the winter 2019 issue of the Poetry Review, about the “dark comedy” of his forthcoming collection Zonal – the inspiration he took from watching old episodes of The Twilight Zone, the freedom of a long line and a looser, narrative form, and the possibilities of confessionalism.

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The Poetry Society

The Poetry Society is the UK’s leading organisation for poetry. With innovative education and commissioning programmes, and a packed calendar of performances, competitions, and digital projects, The Poetry Society champions poetry for all ages. The Poetry Society was founded in 1909 to promote a “more general recognition and appreciation of poetry”. Since then, it has grown into a dynamic arts organisation, representing British poetry both nationally and internationally. It has a thriving worldwide membership and publishes Britain’s leading poetry magazine, The Poetry Review. The Poetry Society is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and a registered charity.