Poetry cutback

Poems in the Waiting Room, a charity that provides poetry leaflets to GP surgeries, is to cut the number of surgeries it supplies from 1,382 to 400.

The charity blames a cut in funding from the Arts Council of England because of a preference for a mix of poetry ahead of mainly contemporary work.

Dr Paul Staten (above), a GP in Milton Keynes, said that patients at his surgery had found the poems uplifting and that they helped 'people reflect on their condition'.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register

Already registered?

Sign in

Follow Us: