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Sculpted: Poetry of the North West

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Sculpted front cover

Sculpted front cover

How is a region created and defined? How does it shape us and how do we, in turn, shape a region?

Sculpted is a definitive, ground-breaking anthology of poems by 62 of the North West’s best contemporary poets.  As diverse as the area that inspired them, the poems dig beneath the skin of the region: its towns and cities, countryside, industries, history, geology, and above all, its people.

The North West is a hotbed of poetry. If you want to know why, read this book’.
— Carol Ann Duffy

‘The North West is the magnetic gathering point for these 62 notable poets. In Sculpted we are treated to a heady display of individual styles and voices unified by an extraordinary landscape
and its ever unfolding narrative’.
— Geraldine Monk

‘The Lake Poets are history; if you really want to take the poetic pulse of the North West, read Sculpted, a salty sassy anthology of England’s top left bits’.
— Daisy Goodwin

‘The poems are gritty, witty, wise, anarchic and tender when needed’.
— Mike Harding

Launch Events

Sculpted will be launching around the region this spring and summer. Details of these can be found on our Events page.

Buy the Book

Sculpted is published by NW Poets in paperback. (ISBN 978-0-9575393-0-3) priced £10. It features 62 poets over 200 pages and with an introduction by David Morley.

You can buy Sculpted via Paypal, through this site.

Featured Poets

Over the coming weeks and months you’ll be able to read extracts from the anthology and find out more about some of the poets here.

About North West Poets

NW Poets was founded in 2011 as a loose grouping of experienced and emerging poets to workshop their  poetry, and to share and collaborate. The Sculpted anthology is the first publication by NW Poets and showcases a large number of our members.


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