Swindon: The world capital of poetry
8th September 2013
As Swindon’s 2013 poetry festival and its accompanying poetry bus hurtle towards us once more, it’s timely to point out that Swindon IS the poetry capital of the world. Self-styled possibly but indisputable. The Poetry festival was conceived last year as a smaller sibling of the long standing festival of literature – events past and forthcoming can be read about in the Festival Chronicle – this year’s festival launch event is on-line now.
But remember that a poet isn’t just for Christmas but is a creature in need of love and attention all year round. There’s a thriving poetry scene in Swindon around the seasons not just at festival time, with Micheal Scott and Hilda Sheehan arguably being the doyennes. 🙂 Check out the links below to find out more about what they get up to – poetically and otherwise.