This year-long residency was part of the Poetry Society’s Poetry in Public Spaces scheme in 1999. The Heritage Lottery-funded refurbishment of the Victorian park incorporated several pieces in stone (with Alec Peever), metal (with Craig Knowles) and wood (with Richard Caink). There are also over 100 benches with plaques engraved with short poems from writing workshops in Sunderland.

Close this window