Swindon: The world capital of poetry

Swindon poetry festival road sign

Swindon poetry festival road sign

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.

Poetic links:





Tags: , , ,

About amaatk123

Owner of AA Editorial Services - www.aaedits.co.uk #Digitalcopywriting #proofreading #writing Blog about Swindon as Born again Swindonian #BAS Joint English Hons graduate 2014 http://about.me/amaatk123

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

The Arts in Wiltshire

A blog created by Wiltshire Council's Arts Service

Madam Renards Ltd

Theatre Productions

Art in the South-West

Shedding light on some of the interesting, challenging and downright wonderful exhibitions in the region...


Musings and a place to store stuff


Words and wisdom from the East (of Swindon)

Suzie's Kitchen

Home and lifestyle

Born Again Swindonian

A personal celebration of Swindon

swindon connect

Life as a business connector in Swindon - all views are my own


But I love a challenge!

Born Again Swindonian

A personal celebration of Swindon


just got a little bit older!


An HLF Collecting Cultures Project to collect and celebrate the best of Wiltshire's creative talent

Successful Software

...requires more than just good programming.

%d bloggers like this: