Sunday, July 17, 2011

POETRY PARNASSUS 2012

Word on the street - the internet actually, says poet and current artist in residence at the Southbank Centre, Simon Armitage is planning a super exciting poetry event billed for June 26 - July 2, 2012.

Parnassus is, so I've been told, a mountain in Greece where according to Greek mythology the Muses live and it is also the mythological home of poetry and music.

Back to the festival concept, basically 1 poet from each of the 205 countries will represent themselves and their country, over a week in London. There will be various readings, talks and performances. If you are a UK based translator or interpreter there is an opportunity for you to be involved with what promises to be a truly global event.

You have until July 22, 2011 to nominate the poet you want to represent your country or any other competing commonwealth country. Get voting !

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