Jaybird Live Literature and Southbank Centre are planning a large scale poetry commissioning project for Summer and Autumn 2013.
They are going to find one poet connected to each of London’s 33 boroughs and ask them to create a new poem inspired or provoked by that borough.
They will then introduce each poet to an artist (visual, theatrical or digital) who will interpret the new poem and send it out into the world: launching it from a relevant borough location, from a space in Southbank Centre as part of the 2013 Neighbourhood Festival, and from the web.
What a great idea! As a Harrow girl but with lots of London other connections this sounds so good.
I could offer some concrete poetry translation, either in an existing wall, or build in front of an existing wall to get the message across.