Contemporary poets from the four countries of the UK select poems that explore the people and places of their homeland in an informal survey of how poetry maps contemporary Britain.
Kate Clanchy grew up in Glasgow and her poems capture her native homeland, 'Scotland the brave'. Nick Laird's collections reflect on his upbringing in County Tyrone and chart his movement, both physically and spiritually, from his roots. Toby Martinez de las Rivas was selected as one of the Faber New Poets. Originally from Somerset, Toby lives in Gateshead working with asylum seekers and refugees. Owen Sheers, author of A Poet's Guide to Britain, was born in Fiji and brought up in Abergavenny, South Wales. He has won many awards including the Welsh Book of the Year.