I love my show BBC Upload. It’s a place for anyone who is making, creating and doing stuff to get what they’re making on the BBC. From bloggers and bloggers to musicians and writers or poets. We invited poet Beth Calverley - ‘The Poetry Machine’ in to the studio to tell us about her poetry project.

Beth pops up at festivals, events and in public places as well as hospital wards writing poetry for people on a lovely vintage typewriter. We asked if she’d come in and write us a poem live on air for BBC Upload. She didn’t disappoint. After a quick chat about the show, she got to work, tapping away on the chunky keys of her typewriter.


Beth wrote the poem in about 10 minutes flat. Pretty impressive if you ask me.


The poem sums up BBC Upload, our aims and what it means to the talented people who can showcase their work on the BBC.

If you’re making stuff and want to get featured on the show - upload it now! Go to and send in your work!