Write Across London Videos


The RSL is delighted to be working in partnership with the Museum of London to celebrate the power of poetry to bring people together, even in times of significant isolation. Submit a poem, in any form, writing by yourself or collaboratively, and see it published as part of an interactive poetry map of London. We brought together pairs of poet ambassadors to inspire you to write your own pieces – watch them discuss their experiences below.

We are grateful to the London Community Response Fund and City Bridge Trust, the funding arm of the City of London Corporation’s charity Bridge House Estates, for supporting this programme. 

Jamie Hale and Daljit Nagra

Jamie Hale and Daljit Nagra discuss collaborative writing and expressing self-identity through your work.

Theresa Lola and Mimi Khalvati

Theresa Lola and Mimi Khalvati discuss the process of writing a poem together and which forms they think complement collaborative poetry.

Imtiaz Dharker and Jeremiah Brown

Imtiaz Dharker and Jeremiah Brown discuss how they have used words to transport them during the pandemic. 

Cecilia Knapp and Raymond Antrobus

Cecilia Knapp and Raymond Antrobus discuss their experience of writing collaboratively, and get some helpful tips on self-expression.

Inua Ellams and Natalie Linh Bolderston

Poet ambassadors Inua Ellams and Natalie Linh Bolderston tell us how writing poetry during the pandemic has allowed them to navigate their own emotions during this difficult time.