Poetry Invites

Poetry Invites August

Inspired By Legacy in Northumberland


What influences you or inspires you about Northumberland?

Write a poem for Cobourg Present, our evolving eChapbook.


This month you are invited to write a poem about a local person, place, or project that has impacted you. There are many examples of legacy here. Recently the Cobourg Ecology Garden celebrated its 25th Anniversary. I’ve heard of local businesses that have closed or will soon close that made a big impact on people. We have traditions like prom parades and the Highland Games. There are the love locks by the frink. Memories on the pier. Concerts at the gazebo.

What legacy or tradition catches your attention? Maybe you will write about something from long ago that you wish was still here. Your poem can be about anything connected to legacy, tradition, and influence. Who, what, or where impacts you?

This month our poetry focuses on the things we want to hold onto, the memories and stories we share over time, the way a place can change our lives even in the smallest of ways.

Let’s celebrate the spirit of legacy.

You are also welcome to revisit a prompt from an earlier month and submit a poem at any time. Click here to see the archive of prompts.


Our Evolving eChapbook

Have a look at what we have created since January 2021! An updated launch each month.


Read more about the Poetry Invites Project and about how to submit a poem to our eChapbook.

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