Poems for...the wall

Poems for...the wall supplies small poem-posters for public display. Over two hundred are available, many written by internationally famous poets.

The poems are downloaded for use in schools, universities, libraries, healthcare waiting rooms and similar public settings, all over the world. They come free of charge.

Since its launch in 1998, the project has been funded by the Arts Council, the NHS, the John Lewis Partnership and the Foreign Office, among others.

The poems are divided into three main collections :

  • Poems for...one world is the largest. It constitutes a celebration of difference. Almost all its poems are bilingual, with fifty languages represented.
  • Poems for...all ages consists of fifty poems, many of them old favourites, and includes ten poems selected specially for young children.
  • Poems for...waiting offers fifty poems about waiting, for display in healthcare waiting rooms. Each poem was commissioned.

All the project’s poems can be downloaded from the project’s website poemsforthewall.org

For samples of the bilingual poems click on the “samples” link on the right of this text.

In 2017, Poems for...the wall was featured in the magazine Resurgence & Ecologist. The article can be read here

For more details, contact the project’s founder and director Rogan Wolf. Rogan lives in Bristol.