From Sappho to Li Bai, P.B. Shelley to Federico García Lorca, Warsan Shire to Alice Oswald, the moon has always loomed large in poetic traditions across the world. The Poetry Society and Moon Festival are continuing that tradition, presenting a host of new poems written specially to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and performed for the first time at the Moon Festival.
These new works will delve into histories, myths, nursery rhymes, what we see (and don’t) of the moon and more. They’ve been written by The Poetry Society’s members and Young Poets Networkers in response to writing challenges judged by poets Kit Fan and Nii Parkes, and will be performed alongside much-loved classic lunar poems. We hope you’ll join us for this unmissable event.