About the Project

In 2019, Andrew McRae and Paul Farley launched a public arts project called The Places of Poetry, centred on a digital map of England and Wales which you can still visit at: https://www.placesofpoetry.org.uk.  Here’s a short video with more information about the national project:

Places of Poetry (2020) is the anthology that grew out of this project.  To celebrate it Litfest has created its own digital poetry map of the Northwest!

Everyone is invited to submit poems about places in the region, ranging from South Lancashire to the Solway Firth and from Blackpool to the Trough of Bowland.  The poems can be your own, or by someone else, they can be ancient or modern, but they must be about a specific place in the region.

Submit a Poem     View the Map