As part of the 75th anniversary of Jersey’s liberation from occupying forces, in 2020 Jersey Arts Centre commissioned 17 Island poets to respond to our title and the ideas of occupation, liberation and reconciliation.

Originally intended to be displayed on the walls of the Berni Gallery between 7 April – 2 May 2020, Jersey Arts Centre is now delighted to exhibit these poems, having initially shared them online throughout May 2020.

This unique and compelling word exhibition showcases the literary skills of some of our Island poets and storytellers in relation to the past, the present and the future.

The commissioning of these poems was made possible by a grant from the Bailiff’s Chambers, the Liberation 75 working group and the Government of Jersey.