In Summer 2013, The Poetry Society commissioned four new poems from poets Jo Bell, Liz Berry, Ian Duhig and Ian McMillan for National Poetry Day. Produced in partnership with the Canal & River Trust as part of the Canal Laureate 2013 project, a series of canal-themed filmpoems have all been produced by filmmaker and photographer Alastair Cook, and were premiered at National Poetry Day Live at the Southbank Centre in London on 3 October 2013.


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