In these challenging times we’ve curated a collection of poems which reflect different aspects of war, conflict and loss. Whilst highlighting the human cost of war by representing individual and shared grief, these poems affirm our collective humanity and speak to the power of peace.

William Blake says: Everything that Lives is Holy - Adrian Mitchell
Ballad of a Hero - Kae Tempest

Letter to a City Under Siege

Read by Carolyn Forche
Letter to a City Under Siege - Carolyn Forché - Read by Carolyn Forche
How the Sky Got a Hole in It - Moniza Alvi
In The Colonie (an extract: 38) - Michael Rosen
George Square - Jackie Kay
The Mosquito - Rodney Jones
Immigrant Blues - Li-Young Lee
The Long Duration of a Split Second  - Nick Makoha
War – Biography - Riemke Ensing
Instruments - Malika Ndlovu