Huge 205 country "Poetry Parnassus" planned for 2012

London's Southbank Centre is planning a huge "Poetry Parnassus" to coincide with next year's Olympics.

Members of the public are invited to nominate up to 3 poets from any of the 205 Olympic competing nations. The organizers will select one from each country who will be provided with airfare, accommodation and visa so they can attend the event to be held in London in late June/early July 2012.

It will be interesting to hear the poetry - especially from countries where the oral tradition is still alive. I hope the people in the country get to nominate their favorites and they're not chosen by the judges in Britain, as I think the poetry that the people appreciate in their own countries might be different to what European judges like.
# Posted By Tricia | 6/3/11 2:41 PM
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