Instagram poetry is here – find out more in our podcast

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 16:51

Instagram poetry is an emerging art form, so you can be forgiven for not having heard of it until now. But is it worth finding out more?

Our National Poetry Library team thinks so – they've curated a whole exhibition highlighting some of the best examples of the form, chosen from a thousand submissions received following an open call.

We strongly recommend you come along and see it to understand what it's all about (details are below). But if you're not yet persuaded then do have a listen to our podcast where librarians Jess Atkinson and Chris McCabe explain instapoets and Instagram poetry. In it, they talk about the form and choose some of their favourite examples.

What is an Instapoet? by Southbank Centre: Think Aloud

One of the winning entries in National Poetry Library's Instagram Poetry exhibition, by Shruti Chauhan

The Instagram Poetry exhibition runs at the National Poetry Library until Sunday 1 July. It is open daily except Mondays and entry is free.

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