Our Storeys - Art and Poetry in Healthcare


Category Poetry anthology
Our Storeys is a major installation combining poetry and visual art at North Middlesex University Hospital, London. In this book, lead artist Sue Ridge and poet John Davies (aka Shedman) tell the story of the project and their work in arts and healthcare using a salutogenic approach. 

The book includes fold-out colour illustrations of each of Sue Ridge's artworks as well as all the poems written by John Davies as part of the commission. Also included are the poems contributed to the project by other poets who have lived or worked in the hospital's catchment area including three Laureates, Carol Ann Duffy, Andrew Motion and Michael Rosen. The other poets who contributed poems were Michael Donaghy, Leslie Forbes, Lloyd Jones, John O'Donoghue, Ciaran O'Driscoll, Mario Petrucci, Maurice Riordan, Eva Salzman and Sarah Wardle.

£2 from the cover price of each book is contributed to the North Middlesex Hospital Charity.