Ledbury Poetry Festival and West Midlands Railway are celebrating the poetic heritage of the railway line from Worcester Shrub Hill to Ledbury.

From the group of young poets and their families who visited each other in a little village called Dymock in the months before the First World War (whom we now think of as the Dymock poets), to the poets who have travelled along this line every summer since 1997 to share their work at Ledbury Poetry Festival, Poetry on Platforms explores how poetry connects us: from place to place, past to present, and person to person.

We plan to expand the contributions on these pages over the coming months so keep visiting.

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