Off the Shelf Festival of Words

Simon Armitage new poems for Off the Shelf 2020

Earlier this year we commissioned the Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage, to write two new poems. We have made two beautiful films that you can watch here!


‘UTTERANCE’ A poem by Helen Mort

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