This poem by Nia Laviniere, designed by Rongyi Tang, can be found at East Ham Liberal Club, 333 Central Park Road, London E6 6ER
Red bricks and identical hedgerows
A borough that never sleeps
Cranes that watch over us as we dream
Busy streets and sirens wailing
The hustle and bustle of a market square
Community and family
Everyone has their place
We are all living one life
We all have aspirations for the future we create ahead
But where better to start than in Newham
A battery attracting change
By Nia Laviniere
Nia Laviniere is a young poet based in Newham. The creation of this poem followed a workshop led by Steven J Fowler and organized with Newham Youth Empowerment Services and Newham Library Services.
Typoetry is a showcase of poetry and Swiss graphic design. Around 30 works from Switzerland, the UK and Newham are forming artistic trails in the London Borough of Newham from 20 May to 17 July 2022. Learn more.