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.
Thousands of nominations were received from the public for the best poet in their country, with a panel including the poet Simon Armitage and other experts whittling this down to find one poet from each of the 204 competing Olympic nations. Not bad for an idea that Simon Armitage brought to the Southbank Centre on the back of an envelope. I am glad to be among, what could be the biggest gathering of poets in world history according to the.
Join me and the other Parnassus poets. The Poetry Parnassus Launch will be on the 26th of June at the Purcell room. I enter as a delegate on behalf of Uganda but I will be just as excited as you. Show me the poets