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 from all over Manchester, who combined, delivered a total of 245 sentences and thus created a truly unique and diverse piece of writing.

To view the poem Yarn please contact yarn@apoembymanchester.co.uk.

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)