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.

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