Tony Robinson reads Goblin Market for isolation project PoetryGeneration

Tony Robinson reads Goblin Market for isolation project PoetryGeneration

Ellie Levenson, author and owner of Fisherton Press, has launched online poetry project PoetryGeneration. 

Levenson was inspired to launch the site after her four-year-old last week wanted to hear his grandma read him a poem as she normally does, but was unable to because of social-distancing practices. 

Each day, PoetryGeneration features a video of an older person in isolation owing to Covid-19 reading a poem. The aim is to "keep older people visible in a positive light and to create a free library of people for everyone to enjoy."

The site garnered some attention from actor and former "Time Team" presenter Tony Robinson, who has made a video for Monday 6th April. Robinson will be doing a 20- minute rendition of Goblin Market, as well as a short introduction to the poem. 

Other readers include poets Ruth Padel and Bernard O'Donoghue and biographer Lyndall Gordon.