On-Line PoArtry is bringing Poets and Artists together in Lock-Down
2nd July 2020
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Rick Sanders exciting PoArtry project which has created exciting exhibitions around the Black Country has created an on-line page and you can support the project and see the collaborations by going to:




"I started an on-line version of PoArtry to raise money for poets struggling financially during lockdown. Many poets have lost all income from performance opportunities due to Covid and I felt compelled to do something to help. The concept remains the same - poems being written in response to artwork, and the standard is still remarkably high. There are some posts that are public as well, so pop on over to the site to check out what PoArtry is all about" said Rick

Recent posts include: Desert Turtle by Andrea Mbarushimana, with poem by Gerald Kells and Coiled by Jonathon Watkiss with a poem by Wendy Crickard and Fan for the Right Hand by Fran Wilde with a poem by Ben Moore.


We spoke to Gerald Kells, poet and environmentalist from Walsall, and asked why he like writes about art.


"There are all kinds of reasons, perhaps to see pictures more clearly but also, they open up ideas in my head. An image can open up avenues I hadn’t thought about and also get me to pick up subjects I wouldn’t otherwise have been directed to." Gerald said. 


His YouTube Channel also includes two poems he wrote before lock-down about artworks in Greenwich. You can see his Armada Portraits video at




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