Poems On The Road

We’ve teamed up with¬† Manchester Literature Festival for a project celebrating poetry along the A6 Corridor. Earlier this year, we commissioned 5 poets from the area (Suzanne Batty, Helen Clare, Pete Kalu, Shamshad Khan and Martin De Mello) to produce new poems set in and around the Stockport Road area of Manchester. We also provided training in radio production for a group of volunteer producers who will be recording the finished works in location and interviewing the poets about their work.

Listen in to Breakfast and Drive Time shows on ALLFM 96.9, 8.30am and 5.30pm, Monday 9th – Friday 13th May 2011 to hear how our poets have been inspired by everything from reclaimed tips to tropical fish.

Podcasts of the poems and interviews will soon be available for download via the website.

Poems on the Road project is part of the Connect programme supported by the Community Media Association in partnership with Arts Council England.