GLASGOW - city of poets

Confidence, self-esteem, and social cohesion, for poet and for community alike, can build through a spokesperson, a Poet Laureate, who celebrates and records people and place.

 

We have secured a small fund to kick-start this project and have applied for a further small fund from Glasgow City Council to match it.

The project aims are to:

  • establish a Poet Laureate for each of the 23 wards of Glasgow

  • establish an Internet register of Glasgow poets, including a brief bio and examples of their work

  • work with schools, prisons, and community organisations to develop poetry in all its forms

  • work with Glasgow Life libraries as hubs for poetry information and workshops

  • work with parks to establish wooden plaques to display poems from past and present Scottish poets

  • establish links with Glasgow subway for poetry displays within the carriages

  • monetise the project for the benefit of poets and neighbourhoods

  • eventually have Glasgow-city of poets as an established nomenclature for the city

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Program planning has already started.  The website will be live soon. Meanwhile, please feel free to email us.