Hello, welcome to Waterlines, a collaboration between the Canal & River Trust and The Poetry Society, where you can discover new poetry inspired by our waterways.

Share new perspectives on Britain’s historic canals and rivers, discover regular blog updates, a growing anthology of new canal poems and details of events around the country.

Luke Kennard is our new Canal Laureate. He will be posting regular blogs and poems here throughout 2016. You can also read the poems and posts written by inaugural Canal Laureate Jo Bell (2013 – 2015) and other canal poetry commissioned as part of the project.