From Source to Sea

A poetry co-creation project

Wonderful poems have been written about rivers, from William Blake’s ‘London’ (‘I wander thro’ each charter’d street,/ Near where the charter’d Thames does flow’) to Alice Oswald’s ‘Dart’ (‘I find you in the reeds, a trickle coming out of a bank, a foal of a river’).

Now, Litfest invites you to celebrate the rivers of the Northwest with this special poetry map. All accepted poems will remain on the map as a permanent resource, and up to 15 poems will also be selected to be read out at a gala event curated by Cumbrian poet Katie Hale.

Submissions to the map are now closed. You can view the map below, or book a free ticket to watch the ‘Source to Sea’ gala poetry event with Katie Hale here.