What is poetry town?

Poetry Town began in 2015 with a weekly poem displayed in the window of Kirkdale Bookshop. Following overwhelmingly positive responses from customers we have decided to partner with Sydenham Arts to build on the idea and fill Sydenham with poetry­ not just by famous poets but by local people, both young and old.
John Sees a Stork at Zamora by Iris Murdoch
7th February 2018

Walking among quiet people out from mass
He saw a sudden stork
Fly from its nest upon a house.
So blue the sky, the bird so white,

For all these people an accustomed sight.

He took his hat off in sheer surprise
And stood and threw his arms out wide
Letting the people pass
Him by on either side

Aware of nothing but the stork-arise.

On a black tapestry now

This gesture of joy

So absolutely you.