Established in 1968 the Northern Poetry Library, based in Morpeth, is the largest collection of contemporary poetry outside London and contains the work of all major poets writing in English since the end of the Second World War. And now a new project has put this special library in the spotlight as six North East poets have been appointed as poets in residence at the NPL: Degna Stone, Lisa Matthews, Linda France, Jo Colley, John Challis and Carolyn Jess-Cooke. At this special event they will read a poem from the NPL collection, a poem from their new collection, Among Woods and Water, and their own work commissioned as part of the project. An exhibition, The Best Words In The Best Order: Poetry In Durham And The North East, will be on display at Palace Green Library from 20 November-26 February 2017.
Find out more about the NPL at www.northernpoetrylibrary.org.uk
Introduced by Professor Stephen Regan, Durham University
Supported by Northumberland County Council and Arts Council England
Saturday 15 October,
Palace Green Library
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