I’m proud to be contributing to the Poem of the North, a growing online artwork commissioned to celebrate the Northern Poetry Library’s 50th anniversary.
The Poem of the North includes the work of fifty selected poets, each writing in a brand-new poetic form on the theme of ‘North’. Inspired by the number assigned to English poetry in libraries, the ‘821’ form is an 11-line, 3 stanza poem. It twists and turns at every verse — imagine a sonnet crossed with a haiku.
The Poem of the North is an exciting and imaginative project. Selected poems will be published over a period of six months in five cantos. You can watch the digital artwork grow as a new poem is released every three days. I have no idea when my poem Tyne Undertow will appear, which only adds to the thrill of taking part!