The Poetry Postie

Catch the Poetry Postie on her rounds where she may have a poetry postcard, lyrical letter or singing telegram for you!

Pick out a package or jump on the bike, ring the bell and be entertained by the Poetry Postie herself! Poetry Postie delivers poetic inspiration to the Nation with her colourful, quirky, interactive performances and inspires whole communities to explore the notion of communication – communicating with oneself (something poetry helps one to do ) with those close to you and those further away. It gets communities communicating, allowing them to discover the poetic heart of themselves.

The award wining work aims to raise aspirations and show everyone that there is a big world out there – one that they can forge a link with. To remind us, through poetry, that that underneath it all we are all part of one community – the world.

The latest of these projects is the Poetry Postie - Communities Communicating scheme which delivers innovative, creative literacy workshops to wide and diverse groups in the community - especially those from deprived or difficult circumstances – to inspire those taking part to create the contents of a poetic postbag including poetry postcards, lyrical letters and sing-o-grams that can be delivered to those who need them most. It has also incorporated Poetry Postie cultural exchanges between communities in the UK and those as far afield as Cuba and Japan.