Featured Poem: ‘Aeroplanes’, by Rebecca Goss

Poetry is changing and the ways we encounter it are changing too. Friend of The Reader Organisation Rebecca Goss is trying out new ways of bringing poetry to a wide audience and ‘Aeroplanes’ has been turned into a film by eekfilms as part of Liverpool’s Poetry in the City Festival 2008. It is soon to be screened on the Liverpool BBC Big Screen. ‘Aeroplanes’ was a prizewinning poem in The Bridport Prize 2000. Judge George Szirtes described it as having ‘….intelligence, poignancy and sharpness of perception’. Here it is in glorious Youtube:

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