This is London launch of Poems for the NHS, an anthology including established poets (such as multiple award winners Mimi Khalvati, Penelope Shuttle and Carol Satymurti), up-and-coming poets and new voices, all marking 70 years of the NHS. The reading will include poems about receiving life-saving treatment, about the people who deliver that treatment with empathy and resilience, about friends and family and their intimate journeys and about the impact of both ill-health and the effect of the interventions aimed at curing it. The reading celebrates the fact that access to medical care doesn’t depend on the lottery of good or bad fortune, and we hope it is a fitting way to mark 70 years of an extraordinary institution. All profits from the book are being donated to NHS Charities Together. The anthology is published by The Onslaught Press and edited by Matt Barnard, a London-based poet.
This is a free event.