Staying human: a poem for every day of october

In partnership with Bloodaxe publishers and the regional literature development agencies across England

We’ve teamed up with the six other Regional Literature Development Agencies across England, funded by Arts Council England, to celebrate poetry throughout the month of October 2020.

We’ve selected 31 poems – one for each day of October 2020 – from the new Bloodaxe anthology Staying Human – and we’ve asked readers across England to record a reading, which we’ll be sharing through this Soundcloud playlist once a day all month. We’ll keep adding to the playlist throughout October.

We’ll be sharing them on our social media – you can find us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram at @bhamlitfest.

With thanks to our partners Literature Works, New Writing South, New Writing North, National Centre for Writing, Spread the Word, Writing East Midlands and Writing West Midlands.