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.
some mornings by Crispin Best
11th April 2018

sometimes it rains. it is
good to experience a train
window. you have often
laughed at the places i have
put my mouth. it is good to
experience a
moonlit reservoir.

those dark trees. that
palaver of leaves.

time passes like a kidney
stone. some mornings it
is beautiful just to hear a
sneeze. there are people so
good at Frisbee they don’t
even call it that.