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.
The Horrid Voice of Science by Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931)
25th April 2018

“There’s machinery in the


   There’s a mainspring to the


There’s hydraulics to a daisy,

   And contraptions to a tree.


“If we could see the birdie

      That makes the chirping sound

With x-ray, scientific eyes,

   We could see the wheels go



And I hope all men

Who think like this

Will soon lie