Friday, 12 December 2008

poems for...

I''ve recently become co-chair with poet Debjani Chatterjee of the POEMS FOR... project, run by Rogan Wolf of the charity Hyphen-21. POEMS FOR... puts poster poems into waiting rooms and all kinds of healthcare settings. Rogan approached me about the scheme when I was running the Poetry Society - probably about ten year ago now - and he has been developing it ever since, commissioning poets from many different cultural backgrounds to write poems, some on the subject of waiting, and organising events like the one in advance of the AGM with poems being read aloud in their original language and in translation. The website has all the details, and lots of beautiful poetry to read, download and perhaps display.



Debjani Chatterjee, Andrew Motion and ifbookman at an earlier POEMS FOR... event

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