Listen Back to the Boat Poets at the National Poetry Library

Photo: Paul Blakemore

During Totally Thames, our Boat Poets performed new commissions from their residencies in the wheel houses of river boats, barges and tugs to create new voices of the River Thames at a sell-out event at The National Poetry Library. Hosted by Boat Poets mentor Kat Francois, listen back to the evening packed full of river odes and 'boetry'. 


Toby Campion at the National Poetry Library, who was resident with Cory Riverside Energy who use waste to produce safe sustainable energy for London.


Rachel Nwokoro who was resident with Livett’s Launches, a family business that has operated on the Thames in London since 1710.


Jeremiah 'SugarJ' Brown at the National Poetry Library who was resident with MBNA Thames Clippers who run the fastest and most frequent commuter service on the river. 


Erin Bolens was resident with Bennett’s Barges who have one of the largest fleets of barges on the Thames.

Supported by Tideway, City of London, Bennett’s Barges, Livett's Launches and MBNA Thames Clippers.