Prospects is the first new publicly available poem by Stuart Bowditch since 2018. The concept had been in his mind for a long time and he gathered the street names used in the piece over several years whilst on journeys around the UK with his travelling companion. The theme for groving 2023 seemed to be a perfect fit for the idea so he wrote the poem with this in mind.

Stuart always seeks out stickers upon visiting new places, as stickers on lampposts and other street furniture are an indicator of social, cultural and counter-cultural activity in the area. This format therefore provided a perfect vehicle to display the poem in public spaces whilst accommodating the small parameters required by the commission.