Poems for Sanctuary
Please send your poems (or links to poems and relevant anthologies) to [email protected] for uploading onto this page. If you are a performance poet and wish to use any of the poems here please seek permission from the author.
Groups and Organisations
Facebook group Poets in Solidarity with Refugees
Poems from The Grange A “Home of Sanctuary” that supports asylum seekers to build resilience
‘The Letter’ – a poem for World Book Day by a former member of the Freedom from Torture ‘Write to Life’ group
Several books have been published with work from the ‘Write to Life’ group and there are also pieces available online in their Library.
Make it Happen by Md who is seeking sanctuary in the North East writes about his dreams for compassion and equality.
“I Feel Like Nobody Here” – Maxson Sahr Kpakioi
Leaving: Reflections in poetry on the refugee crisis
An anthology of poems written by year 4 and 5 pupils from Greystone Community Primary School in Ripon and shared at Ripon Poetry Festival and ‘Sanctuary in Parliament’ 2017.
Available to download here
Over Land, Over Sea: Poems for those seeking refuge (Five Leaves Publications, 2015)
Hafan Books Anthologies
Hafan Books has published a number of anthologies of writing by and for refugees and asylum seekers in Wales. includes great poetry, gripping stories and thought-provoking essays by writers from more than 30 countries who have donated their work (proceeds go to local charities for people seeking sanctuary). Available online from Hafan Books