22 Jul 2011
Call | worldwide poet nominations for UK festival
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Poetry Parnassus in London 2012 will invite poets from all participating Olympic nations for a week of readings, talks and performances. Nominate your favourite poet for the London festival.
In summer 2012, Southbank Centre in London launches Poetry Parnassus. This visionary festival sees poets from all participating Olympic nations come together for a week of readings, talks and performances. Poetry Parnassus marks the first time that so many poets from so many parts of the planet have converged in one place; it is a monumental poetic happening worthy of the spirit and history of the Olympics.
‘My hunch is this will be the biggest poetry event ever – a truly global coming together of poets.’ (Simon Armitage, the poet behind the idea and Artist in Residence at Southbank Centre)
You can Nominate a Poet
Southbank Centre is offering people around the world the opportunity to nominate their favourite poet to come to the UK. You are invited to recommend poets by filling in this quick Nomination Form. You can suggest up to 3 poets from any Olympic country in order of preference.
The closing deadline for nominations is 22 July 2011. We will be shortlisting poets in 2011 and will announce which poets have been selected in 2012.
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