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.
Ode for Donny Hathaway by Wanda Coleman (1946-2013)
9th January 2019

and then there are the one-hit zombies

cursed to an eternity of Monday nights


who runs our music does not make it

controls manufacture and marketing of rhythm

schemes on and fixes the charts. it’s polyphonic

from the dark of the chitlin to solid gold dawn

doublecrossed over


a love come down


after the plunge

sloshing around in limbo


that too sweet gospel splash