The Poetry Table: How the Arts Saved Our Lockdown

September 10, 2020

In this discussion the Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellows Anthony, Hafsah and Yomi will talk about and share the art that kept them going during 2020 – music, film, Netflix and poetry.

We welcome you to send in your stories of how art has helped you this year to by Wednesday 16 September. The fellows will read and reflect on these during the event, in a celebration of the uplifting power of art, and poetry in particular.

About the Jerwood Compton Poetry Takeover

The Fellows for the latest edition; Hafsah Aneela Bashir, Anthony Joseph and Yomi Sode, are celebrating the end of a year of mentorship, reflection and development through the fellowship programme with this new digital programme of online events, content and social media takeovers. Through the programme they will be presenting new work, testing fresh ideas and formats for presenting poetry online as well as engaging in critical conversations about what poetry can be, and is, today.

The Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships offer a significant new development opportunity for poets, supporting individuals whose practice encompasses poetry in the broadest artistic sense. The Jerwood Compton Fellowships are designed and managed by Jerwood Arts, with support from Arts Council England and including funds from the Joseph Compton bequest.