Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Poetry Parnassus continues

The Poetry Parnassus continues. It aims to feature poets from all two hundred and four of the Olympic nations, and is curated by Simon Armitage. It's the largest-ever poetry event in Britain.

Read this Carcanet blog entry by Henry King to catch a flavour.

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  1. That sounds as if it will be magnificent.Listening to Radio 4, on a late night long drive home last night, it was interesting to hear Simon Armitage speaking about his six poems - part of the 'Olympic 2012' cultural legacy- carved on stones in the Southern Pennines, stretching from Marsden to Ilkley.
    The poems are all about different forms of water- one is carved in stone in a quarry in Marsden, there are flat stones on a moorland path and there is one, on Ilkley moor, carved on a rock in the middle of a stream.
    Simon Armitage is speaking in Ripon in September as part of the International Festival. Having got tickets I am looking forward to it!

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