Swindon is the Chicago of the western counties - Richard Jefferies 1848 -1887

Swindon is a great place for poetry and Poetry Swindon taps into this rich vein of word-smithery with events, workshops, readings, a poetry festival and other poetic happenings. We love poetry and of course poets from Swindon, Wiltshire, the south west, Britain and The World, and tell everyone with half an ear bent our way about Swindon’s artistic heritage and rural beauty.