A Poem by Manchester is a project to create, document and archive a series of poems, created online one sentence at a time by resident communities in Manchester.

It all began in 2018 with an idea to crowd-source a poem by residents of Manchester, united in writing a poem to capture and document the cities creativity.

The projects first poem titled ‘Yarn’ was created between May & August 2018 and attracted 218 people online¬†from all over Manchester, who combined, delivered a total of 245 sentences and thus created a truly unique and diverse piece of writing. The poem will be exhibited at HOME as part of the Manchester Open from Sat 18th Jan 2020 to Sun 15th Mar 2020.

Since 2018, the project has developed and the website’s funcionality is now being used to facilitate local community groups, organisations and events to help them engage audiences/reach new audiences in a unique and creative way.¬† Over time this will create a large archive of poems, documenting our citie’s amazing and diverse creativity.

If you want to know more about how creating a poem online can engage your audiences and/or inspire your group/work colleagues, please email kirsty@apoembymanchester.co.uk for an informal but creative chat!


An Ode To Cycling- Station South

Photo Credit:
Girl in Cotton Mill / Lewis W. Hine (1874-1940)