Helen Mort in front of her poem

  • Helen Mort in front of her poem

Helen Mort – there & back

Helen Mort was commissioned by Manchester Literature Festival and Northern to write a sequence of poems inspired by the journey along the Manchester to Hebden Bridge line. The poem was performed on a special poetry train event on Sunday 13th May 2018. You can watch Helen perform the work along the route itself on the video below and download the full text of the poems above.

Courtesy of MLF and Northern, you can also explore the rich literary heritage of Hebden Bridge and the Calder Valley with our map of the area. Discover the birthplace of former Poet Laureate Ted Hughes or visit the locations seen in Sally Wainwright's award winning dramas. You can download the map on the link above.