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Poet In The City

Poet in the City is an expanding charity whose mission is to bring poetry to new audiences through live events and educational funding. Founded in 1998 as a project of the Poetry Society, it enlists corporate sponsors to fund its programmes, such as funding professional poets to visit schools and in so doing inspire a love of poetry amongst new young audiences.

The charity often features eclectic or unusual subject matter in its events to engage hitherto uncharted audiences in poetry as a stimulating and thrilling live artform. Since its foundation, not only has PitC stirred in thousands of children a love of reading, but the charity has also drawn attention to important mental health and emotional behavioural issues.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £70,000
  • 2013-2014: £70,000
  • 2014-2015: £70,000

Video feed

Poet In The City: Stacy Makishi - Around the world in a Lunar Day

Stacy Makishi - Around the world in a Lunar Day Performed and recorded as part of the 'Spoken Word' series coordinated by Poet in the City in partnership with Apples and Snakes and The Guardian newspaper.

Poet In The City: Polar Bear - Music is my Medicine

Polar Bear - Music is my Medicine Performed and recorded as part of the 'Spoken Word' series coordinated by Poet in the City in partnership with Apples and Snakes and The Guardian newspaper.

Poet In The City: Patience Agbabi - What's White, Black and Red all over?

Patience Agbabi - What's White, Black and Red all over?

Poet In The City: Patience Agbabi - Josephine Baker Finds Herself

Poet In The City: Patience Agbabi - Josephine Baker Finds Herself

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Poet In The City: A F Harrold - Cats Are Better Than Fish

A F Harrold - Cats Are Better Than Fish Performed and recorded as part of the 'Spoken Word' series coordinated by Poet in the City in partnership with Apples and Snakes and The Guardian newspaper.

Poet In The City: Abraham Gibson - Nancy & Riva (White and Black Love)

Abraham Gibson - Nancy & Riva (White and Black Love) Performed and recorded as part of the 'Spoken Word' series coordinated by Poet in the City in partnership with Apples and Snakes and The Guardian newspaper.

Poet In The City: Tishani Doshi - The Fasting Season

Tishani Doshi - The Fasting Season Performed and recorded as part of the 'Meat of the Tongue' series coordinated by Poet in the City in partnership with the Wellcome Collection.

Poet In The City: Caroline Bird - I Married Green Eyes

Caroline Bird - I Married Green Eyes Performed and recorded as part of the 'Meat of the Tongue' series coordinated by Poet in the City in partnership with the Wellcome Collection.

Poet In The City: Abraham Gibson - Margeret Thatcher & Her African Lover

Abraham Gibson - Margeret Thatcher & Her African Lover Performed and recorded as part of the 'Spoken Word' series coordinated by Poet in the City in partnership with Apples and Snakes and The Guardian newspaper.

Poet In The City: Aoife Mannix at the Wellcome Collection

Aoife Mannix - Marked Performed and recorded as part of the 'Meat of the Tongue' series coordinated by Poet in the City in partnership with the Wellcome Collection.

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Contact details

http://www.poetinthecity.co.uk

c/o Cathy Galvin, News International PLC
3 Thomas Moore Square
Wapping
London
E98 1XY

51.507511, -0.06278

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