Poems for... supplies small poem-posters for public display.
The project began in 1998. For the names of all the bodies which have funded us since then, see the logos at the bottom of this page.
The poems are downloaded for use in schools, universities, libraries, healthcare waiting rooms and similar settings. They go all over the world. They are free of charge.
Three main collections are available :
- Poems for...One World is the largest and latest. Almost all its poems are bilingual, with fifty languages represented. This collection has recently been joined by two "sub-collections" - one on mental health and one on learning disability.
- Poems for...All Ages consists of fifty poems, many of them old favorites, and includes ten poems specially for young children.
- Poems for...Waiting offers fifty poems about waiting. They were specially commissioned and designed for display in healthcare waiting rooms. (The first title chosen for this project was Poems for the Wating Room).
You can download all the poems direct from this site, either individually or by collection. To do so you first register with us. The process is both and free of charge. Go to "Registration" on the menu to the left of this text.
Then go to "Downloading the Poems" on the same menu. All the collections listed there are now accessible to you for downloading and printing. Once registered, you can revisit and download as often as you like by simply logging in.
The menu on the left also offers more information about the project - how it developed, where the poems have gone, etc (see "More About Us"). The poets whose faces appear in random rotation at the top of this home page have all had their work included in the collections available here, and/or have contributed to the project in other ways.
Poems for...is one of several ideas and initiatives promoted by the charity Hyphen-21
The founder and Director of both Hyphen-21 and Poems for... is Rogan Wolf, who did the writing for this site. For Rogan Wolf's blog, go to www.roganwolf.com