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Staffordshire Poetry Collection

Staffordshire Poetry Collection

In conjunction with the Staffordshire Poet Laureate 2015-17, Bert Flitcroft, Staffordshire's Libraries & Arts Service have launched Staffordshire's first Poetry Collection. 

To help develop a cultural identity for Staffordshire by creating a picture of the county in words, the poems come from a whole range of different people from all over the County.

Staffordshire is a beautiful and diverse county, and this diversity is part of its appeal. We have the engine of the potteries in the north, areas of natural beauty such as Cannock Chase and The Moorlands, provincial towns each with a rich history, and in between the county is criss-crossed with country roads, lanes and canals that link hundreds of villages and hamlets.

We have of course a rich heritage of poetry going back centuries, but we wished to create a feeling of life in Staffordshire as it is today. The poems in the collection are therefore contemporary and as varied in form and tone and content as the county itself.- Bert Flitcroft

Burton Library SPC1Touring Exhibition

A new exhibition is currenlty on tour to library venues across Staffordshire. The display is a collaboration between local residents, poets, photographers, artists and lead photographer Dawn Jutton.

Each image displayed has been carefully selected to complement the poems, combining photography and poetry inspired by Staffordshire.

Touring Schedule 2020

Burton Library SPC4Brewhouse Burton
Children's Festival 23-30 May 2020

To view the poems online visit: Staffordshire Poetry Collection

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