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Featured Poem: ‘Aeroplanes’, by Rebecca Goss

Written by Chris Routledge, 29th September 2008

Poetry is changing and the ways we encounter it are changing too. Friend of The Reader Organisation Rebecca Goss is trying out new ways of bringing poetry to a wide audience and 'Aeroplanes' has been turned into a film by eekfilms as part of Liverpool's Poetry in the City Festival 2008. It is soon to be screened on the Liverpool BBC Big Screen. 'Aeroplanes' was a prizewinning poem in The Bridport Prize 2000. Judge George Szirtes described it as having '....intelligence, poignancy and sharpness of perception'. Here it is in glorious Youtube:

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