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Tom Chivers-- a London poet-- says
“The city resists nostalgic forms of poetry that have been handed down to us in various traditions. There is this energy and aggression and speed in a city that lends itself to poetry. We are surrounded by language, whether it’s place names, digital signs, advertising hoardings or the voices of market traders – it’s everywhere. Cities are built with language.”
- 'Cities are built with language': how poetry feeds on urban life, by Rosie Spinks.
--(and, on the subject of cities, check out the latest issue of The City Poetry.)