Completed Poems


Yarn is a poem collectively created online by residents of Manchester.

Between May and August 2018. Manchester residents were invited on social media to take part in the project by submitting a sentence inspired by a previous sentence displayed on the website.

The projects entire aim was to bring together the people of Manchester, united in writing a poem to document the creativity of the cities’ residents, whilst generating a unique piece of writing.

By the submission deadline of 31st Aug 2018, 218 people had taken part, with 245 unique sentences submitted.

Since then, the poem has been edited and shared with its Manchester resident writers who are now coming together as a group to take the project further to document the poem and create a public facing reveal for Manchester, the city we call home.

To access Yarn, please click here (password protected) 

Station South – An Ode to Cycling

Station South are restoring a beautiful Victorian railway station in Levenshulme to create a cafe, co-working and event space. The team are very big on audience participation and as part of their Out of Hours event with MIF, they decided that they wanted to invite their audience to create a poem.

The poem An Ode to Cycling was created online by 28 participants in just under 2 weeks in early September 2019. For more information please visit the An Ode to Cycling poem page here.