The Poetry Table: How the Arts Saved Our Lockdown

171 Union Street, London, England, United Kingdom

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 13:00 to 14:00

In this discussion the Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellows Anthony, Hafsah and Yomi will talk about and share the art that kept them going during 2020 – music, film, Netflix and poetry. We welcome you to send in your stories of how art has helped you this year to The fellows will read and reflect on these during the event, in a celebration of the uplifting power of art, and poetry in particular. 

Jerwood Compton Poet Takeover 

For September and October 2020 we’ve invited the Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellows to take over the Jerwood Arts channels.

The Fellows for this edition Hafsah Aneela Bashir, Anthony Joseph and Yomi Sode are celebrating the end of a year of mentorship, reflection and development through the Fellowship programme with this new digital programme of online events, content and social media takeovers. Through the programme they will present new work, testing fresh ideas and formats for poetry online as well as engaging in critical conversations about what poetry can be, and is, today.

The Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships offer a significant new development opportunity for poets and support individuals whose practice encompasses poetry in the broadest artistic sense. The Jerwood Compton Fellowships are designed and managed by Jerwood Arts, with support from Arts Council England including funds from the Joseph Compton bequest. 


Yomi Sode (United Kingdom), Hafsah Aneela Bashir, Anthony Joseph
United Kingdom
171 Union Street, Southwark, London, SE1 0LN