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30 Jun 2012

Poetry Parnassus | interactive world poetry map


The world’s poets have been in London for Poetry Parnassus, the largest poetry festival ever staged in the UK. Check out this interactive poetry map to read work by poets worldwide.

Poetry Parnassus brought together poets from all the competing Olympic nations as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. The festival at London's Southbank Centre (26 June - 1 July) hosted over 100 free events, activities and workshops featuring the world’s most exciting poets, rappers, spoken word artists, singers and storytellers.

The Guardian has published an online interactive poetry map where you can access works by poets from countries of Asia, Europe and worldwide.

The World Record is an international anthology of work by all poets appearing at Poetry Parnassus, published by Bloodaxe Books with Southbank Centre.