Poems for…the wall in Bristol, Summer 2018

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When "Poems for... the wall" was piloted in London twenty years ago, it was a local affair. Some small poem-posters were put up in NHS waiting rooms in Hammersmith and Kensington. However, as the project became quickly better known and demand spread, it lost contact with an immediate locality. The poems went out far and wide, around the UK and then beyond, first by post and later digitally, downloaded from this website. In those circumstances, the co-ordinator's bike tended to stay at home and I knew rather little of what actually happened to the poems, once they arrived at their destination. But now I'm in Bristol and the bike is out again. Earlier this hot Summer of 2018, two local schools exhibited poems from the "Self at Sea" collection as…
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