Winning Words is a UK-wide public art project that aims to link poetry and sport throughout 2012 to engage the public with the unique power of poetry. Public events, poetry installations in the Olympic Park, competitions, a free-online Poetry Archive, innovative educational resources and partnerships with our Beacon Towns across the UK are all being used to help enhance people's lives through poetry.

Our poetry films are one of the ways in which we are finding new and exciting ways for you to interact with poetry. Watch videos of 12 inspirational voices making their own unique contributions. Here Richard Parkinson, a curator at the British Museum, reads William Henry Davies' 'Leisure' at the British Museum. If you enjoy 'Leisure' then check out the full series on our channel!

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