In April 2020, the Museum of London put out an open call for submissions of both objects and first-hand experiences to reflect Londoners’ lives during the COVID-19 pandemic and received a huge number of poems. Inspired by this, we launched Write Across London to create a poetic snapshot of the city at an historic moment in its life. So far, we have collected more than 100 poems which you can read by travelling across this virtual poetry trail.
Whatever stage you’re at in your writing life, and wherever you live in London, you can submit a poem.
Write Across London Poet Ambassadors are RSL Chair Daljit Nagra, Raymond Antrobus, Natalie Linh Bolderstone, Imtiaz Dharker, Inua Ellams, Jamie Hale, Mimi Khalvati, Cecilia Knapp and Theresa Lola. You can find some of their poetry here.