September 29, 2020
Untold Stories: Poetry at English Heritage is a programme for autumn 2020, curated in collaboration with Jacob Sam-La Rose, English Heritage’s Poet in Residence. Launching on National Poetry Day (1 October), Untold Stories will help to explore the hidden histories and contemporary resonances of English Heritage sites.
The programme will run throughout Black History Month (October) and beyond, and will highlight the voices and vision of Black poets including Esme Allman, Nii Ayikwei Parkes, Jay Bernard, Malika Booker and Safiya Kinshasa.
The poets were asked to reflect on the history, fabric and atmosphere of our sites, using their creativity to enable us to look beyond the surface of our heritage for stories and people that may have been untold, forgotten or unseen.
Visit our website every day from 26 – 31 October to read a new poem by one of the commissioned poets.