(picture: Billie Charity-Prescott for Canal & River Trust)
Luke Kennard’s Canal Laureate poems are full of bargeman’s songs, industrial history, towpath gadflies and watery dazzle. His time as Laureate is nearly done, so now’s the time to join him with a celebratory journey’s end reading.
‘In the roar of 80,000 gallons to a lock / The engine thrums through my bones
from ankle to temple.’