'use' poetry whenever we need words.
When we need beauty and clarity, when we fall in love, at a wedding or christening, for a eulogy; we 'borrow' from poets.
"Have You Got A Biro I Can Borrow?" is a poem written in the 1970's by author, critic, broadcaster, memoirist, translator and poet Clive James and set to music by his friend and collaborator, Pete Atkin.
Clive has generously given permission for his words to be used as the concept for our plans for a poetry in Portsmouth.
The Arts Council has awarded Portsmouth Poetry a grant of £6,000 to fund "The Angels Cry" at Portsmouth Cathedral June 20th as part of Portsmouth Festivities 2017
The support and endorsement of ACE enables Portsmouth Poetry to present a rare and moving acknowledgement of the suffering endured in WW1 and the powerful role poetry played in the conflict
For 10 days at the end of the June, the Festivities packs the city's unique venues with
Portsmouth Poetry is proud to be a Festivities Creative Partner.