Poems in Parliament

A growing collection of found poetry using the Hansard - the edited verbatim reports of proceedings of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

Found poetry is a type of poetry created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources and reframing them.

Each poem aims to distil and reflect upon the original parliamentary debate, giving readers an emotive peak inside our government proceedings (in under five minutes).

3 March 2020

HOUSE OF COMMONS

Coronavirus

11 February 2020

HOUSE OF COMMONS

Wuhan Coronavirus

23 January 2020

HOUSE OF COMMONS

Wuhan Coronavirus

23 October 2019

HOUSE OF COMMONS

Major Incident in Essex

03 September 2019

HOUSE OF COMMONS

Clean Air

25 July 2019

HOUSE OF COMMONS

Priorities for Government

23 July 2019

HOUSE OF COMMONS

Personal Independence Payments: Supreme Court Ruling

17 July 2019

HOUSE OF COMMONS

Bullying and Harassment of MPs’ Parliamentary Staff