Directed by our communications team member Saskia Jiggens for our 2022 edition, the KCAW Poetry Corner has become a popular element of our programming.

We received a record number of entries this year for our Poetry Corner initiative, demonstrating the enduring synergy between the visual arts and literature. Through an annual Open Call for poets, successful submissions are displayed in venues across the Borough to complement the KCAW Public Art Trail. This year, 30 poems related to our 2022 theme, 'Nourish', are being presented in stimulating and awe-inspiring locations.


Several poets shared their thoughts about KCAW22, and this exciting opportunity for creatives:


"I think the work that KCAW is doing to both commemorate and actively further the borough's legacy as a place of artistic ferment is great, and I am delighted to have been able to offer a very small contribution to it.”⁠ - Alfie Lanham-Brown

"I love the Kensington and Chelsea areas, where my family lives, and it is still my safe place now that I had to move to the east but I still find marvellous excuses to travel back... I am excited about sharing the love and appreciation for these fantastic blooming neighbourhoods." - Jesica Mac Leod

"I cannot wait to explore and enjoy the work and stories of others during the festival, a week where Kensington and Chelsea becomes an even more rich and vibrant cultural hub." - David Urry

"I am so thrilled to be part of this fantastic project because of all the exciting opportunities that will open up to meet like-minded people who believe that Art, in its many expressions, has the power to radically change lives and gift us a purposeful life in alignment with our truest Self." - Irene Odoardi

Make sure you take a stroll to spot the poetry displayed across a variety of windows. Check out our Culture Map to learn more.