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Poets of London's Poetry Cities

Amsterdam
Ankara
Antwerp
Athens
Belgrade
Berlin
Bilbao
Birmingham
Boston
Budapest
Buenos Aires
Calgary
Canberra
Cape Town
Cardiff
Copenhagen
Delft
Delhi
Dubai
Durham
Istanbul
Lisbon
Liverpool
Los Angeles

Madrid
Manchester
Melbourne
Milan
Moscow
Munich
New York
Nottingham
Odessa
Paris
Rome
Salzburg
Seoul

Stockholm
Sydney
Tokyo
Toronto
Vienna
Warsaw
Washington DC
Wellington
Wells
Zurich

Poets and poetry lovers from other cities who are visiting London are warmly invited to join Poets of London at Waterstone's Gower Street and to participate in our workshops, projects and events.

Poets of London also particularly welcome poetic eyes from other cities. We warmly invite you to email us using the Poets of London alphabetical list of cities above.





Poets of London

Poets of London was founded in 1997.

Poets of London Proceedings
The Poets of London Ensemble was formed in 2001. As a result of listening to a Radio 3 broadcast, Sally Crawford heard the music of Jocelyn Pook for the first time and attended a concert by the Jocelyn Pook Ensemble at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in March of 2001. She found herself among an audience of people who had made similarly inspired discoveries and decided that Poets of London should form its own ensemble and explore the art of being in the city.

Meanwhile, meeting 'Enrico', one of the regular poets at Poets of London workshops, was also a moment of inspiration – someone who shared her passion for poetry and commitment to acknowledging the need for poetry in all our lives.

The poetry of Poets of London is 'by and for people who love their cities'. So the poetry written and read is not only about London and other cities but about 'being a poet' and 'accessing the poetic' in an urban environment.

Sally Crawford is presently working with flautist Jane Brandon and the composers Errol Hui, Kate Dornan, Kasia Middleton and Tim Meehan. The first performance of the resulting work, 'Poem Suite "London"', took place on 1 March 2002.


Sally Crawford founded Poets of London in 1997, a year after she had started formally to write poetry and publish her work.

The group met first in the ubiquitous pilot meeting place, a local pub. This was followed by meetings and readings on Level 6 of the Royal Festival Hall. Then came a short move to Borders in Oxford Street, where 'Voice of the Poet' readings were held, before the group moved to Waterstone's Gower Street. The group meets there on the first and penultimate Tuesday of the month.

 

Charu Suri
loved living in London for a brief period, but has now resorted to residing in her second most favourite city, New York. She is honoured to be a POLE alumna. Publications have appeared, or are forthcoming, in The SHOp, Poets of London web site, American Artists and the Texas Review.

Enrico
Enrico's poetic influences are Arthur Rimbaud, Charles Bukowski, Giuseppe Ungaretti and Giorgio Caproni. His interests are theatre, dance and acoustic guitar. He believes in creative writing as an existential tool, enhancing self-awareness.

Sally Crawford
works in academic publishing. Her work is published in Stand, Agenda and Still Journal of Short Verse. Her early poetic influences were Shakespeare and Robert Browning; her later poetic influences are as above, together with Miroslav Holub and the Polish poets in translation. Her non-poetry joys are music, walking, nature in the city and suppers with friends and fellow poets.



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