On World Poetry Day- 21st March 2020, we utilised Social Media to create a Digital Stage to showcase spoken word poems created by young people from across the country and the wider world. We asked poets to share their poems online, tagging us @eastsidelondon and using the #knowwishwill hashtag. The Digital Stage was open for everyone to join.
Here’s a representative cross-section of poets and poems from across the UK to inspire you. Please be aware that some of these poems contain challenging themes.
All the poems that were selected to be performed as part of the original I know I wish I will event will be available in a Souvenir Book that you can order here.