Andra Simons Selected For “Poetry Parnassus”

April 19, 2012

Bermudian Andra Simons has been chosen to represent Bermuda at the “Poetry Parnassus” from the 26 June until the 1 July in the UK, which will feature poets and spoken-word artists from all over the world .

The event listing describes the event as: “Set to be the largest poetry festival ever staged in the UK, Southbank Centre’s Poetry Parnassus brings together poets and spoken-word artists from all over the world with all competing Olympic nations represented.

“This hugely ambitious project, led by Artistic Director Jude Kelly and Artist in Residence Simon Armitage, will include readings, workshops and discussions with all the poets who were nominated through public voting.

“Never have so many poets and so many languages been together in one place, with each poet contributing a poem in their own language.The poems from each of the 200-plus countries will then be presented together in the World Record Anthology.”

You can visit Mr Simons’ blog here.

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