City of Poets unifies poets who have a connection with Glasgow, and provides a chance for everyone to celebrate the poetic voice, whether as a writer, reader, or consumer of poetry. 

Our wider goals are establishing a network of native Poet Laureates across the city's wards, developing links with poetry and commerce, and, through workshops and tutorials, encouraging us all to voice our inner poet, (even when we may not know it…)

"Lots of initiatives are needed in our cities, and many are as good, but few could be better, provide more access to individuals' capacity to engage with each other, the natural world, with themselves, than that of being part of a City of Poets."

 

Anne Sikking – City of Poets inaugural Chair

Poet Laureate 2020/22 - Los Angeles South Bay Area

TESS arts magazine
 

City of Poets first event in Glasgow

Glasgow's City of Poets inaugural committee at the May 22, 2022 launch as part of the Southside Wellbeing Festival.
Left to right:  Anne Sikking, Vicky Hope; Colette Reilly; Adam Brunel.

Professional poets at the City of Poets launch:
Left to right:
Dr Joe Murray, Sarah Luczaj, and Michael Mullen

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