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Thursday, 19 August 2010

Poetry is all around us

Southbank Centre in London are running an engaging new project. GLOBAL POETRY SYSTEM is an international map of poetry created by users. It's based on the idea that poetry is everywhere - on gravestones and graffiti, in books and blogs, living in our memory. Southbank want people to load up poetry that inspires in video or audio recording, in photographs and, of course, in writing.
Warning note: this is not a platform for your own work (unless Seamus Heaney or Carole Ann Duffy are reading this in which case go ahead)
Click on the title of this post to travel the world in words.
(Just looked and there's no entries for Brighton. How can that be? Brighton is full of poets...postman-poets, teacher-poets, tarot reader-poets, nurse-poets. I thought it was one of the qualifications for living here...)

1 comment:

Bhaswati said...

What a marvelous project! Went there and enjoyed some of the entries. Thanks for the link.