Books are Moving – a poem by Ben Norris commissioned by Inspire

Published 3rd October 2019

Every year at our AGM, Inspire commissions a plenary poem with the poet performing it exclusively for the first time on the evening. In 2018 Nottinghamshire poet, playwright and actor Ben Norris penned Books are Moving, celebrating Inpire’s Nottinghamshire Libraries – both mobile and static!

In celebration of the launch of our new mobile library vehicles, Ben hopped aboard to make a film of his work as the mobile did it rounds. 

Ben Norris

Ben Norris is a poet, playwright and actor. He is two-time national poetry slam champion - 2017 BBC Poetry Slam and 2013 UK All-Stars Poetry Slam - and has appeared everywhere from Latitude Festival to the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. His debut solo show, 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Family', won the 2015 IdeasTap Underbelly Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival before touring the UK and Australia, and his first short film, commissioned by Channel 4, was nominated for a Royal Television Society Award. He has also written commissions for BBC Radio 4, Southbank Centre, IdeasTap, and Ditch the Label, among others, and was recently writer-in-residence at Theatr Clwyd. He is currently developing a new show for the Roundhouse. 

Ben was born and raised in Nottingham and was Poet in Residence for the Inspire Poetry Festival 2018. 

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