The World Record

 The World Record

The World Record: international voices from Southbank Centre’s Poetry Parnassus Edited by Neil Astley and Anna Selby

ISBN-13: 9781852249380

The World Record is an international anthology of work by all poets appearing at Poetry Parnassus, published by Bloodaxe Books with Southbank Centre. The World Record” is an international anthology of work by poets from all the countries taking part in the 2012 London Olympics, featuring a poem from each of the 204 Olympic nations. Poets come together in London for Poetry Parnassus, a week-lon celebratory gathering as part of the finale of the Cultural Olympiad, the Festival of the World and the London 2012 Festival. This visionary festival at London’s Southbank Centre features poets from all participating Olympic nations giving readings, talks and performances. Poetry Parnassus is a monumental poetic happening worthy of the spirit and history of the Olympics. Continue reading

Nick represents Uganda in the Poetry Parnassus

 

Nick represents Uganda in the Poetry Parnassus

204 poets from across the world are taking part in the Poetry Parnassus in London as part of the Cultural Olympiad.  Poetry Parnassus, a week-long series of poetic events at the end of June led by the Southbank Centre’s artist-in-residence Armitage and artistic director Jude Kelly and inspired by epinicians, poetry commissioned as part of the ancient Olympic Games in Greece.

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