Poetry has the power to help people from all walks of life.

Through our work, we have seen young children discover their creativity, people living with dementia remember poems that they love, those recovering from substance misuse create a writing group. Poetry offers the chance for people young and old to express themselves and embrace the world around them.

Every day, we see how poetry can enhance people’s lives. Poetry can also simply provide us with a sense of happiness and enjoyment, and the chance to embrace our creative side. Reimagining Wordsworth will give us the chance to create new spaces and opportunities to bring people closer to poetry, both at Dove Cottage and across Cumbria.

Benefits for people

youthful Poets, who among these hills Will be my second self when I am gone.
William Wordsworth, Michael -