Petersfield Museum has appointed Hampshire poet Ellora Sutton as its first ‘Creative in Residence’, who in the new role will create a ‘found poem’ about the town.
Sutton has previously written poetry based on the life and work of local poet Edward Thomas and his wife, Helen Thomas. Her inspiration and research for her finished work, ‘Fine Though Sometimes Broken’, came from her access to The Edward Thomas Study Centre, a resource dedicated to the English poet.
She was formerly a poet in residence at Jane Austen’s House, and began working with Petersfield Museum under the same title before being made Creative in Residence. The Museum said it will look to appoint further creatives into the new role for three-month stints.
? HELP WRITE A POEM FOR PETERSFIELD, BY PETERSFIELD
Our Creative in Residence, @ellora_sutton, needs your help to write a poem about Petersfield ?
— Petersfield Museum (@PfieldMuseum) May 14, 2022
As part of the new role Sutton is asking people with experience of Petersfield to send in their thoughts about the town. Those responses will be worked into a ‘found poem’, titled ‘A Poem for Petersfield, By Petersfield’.
Those interested in contributing will be able to meet Sutton and hear some of the poems she created as part of her residency at our ‘Poetry @ the Museum’ event on Saturday 11 June.Back to top