Lifted is a poem by Jo Bell; this film is a Filmpoem production for the Poetry Society in partnership with the Canal and River Trust as part of the Canal Laureate project. Jo Bell was the inaugural Canal Laureate for the Canal and River Trust and The Poetry Society. Jo was formerly an industrial archaeologist and her career has since included running a fleet of historic narrowboats and acting as director of National Poetry Day for six years.

Lifted was screened in the Clore Ballroom at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s South Bank on Poetry Day.

It has also been screened at the Cork Poetry Festival and StAnza, the Scottish Poetry Festival.