Saturday, December 05, 2009

Global Poetry System

Guardian UK
Attempting to make us realise that poetry is a much bigger part of the fabric of our everyday lives than we may at first imagine, the idea behind Global Poetry System is for us to identify verse in the most ordinary of places. Once we've spotted some, or made up our own – be it graffiti, birthday card verse, graveyard epitaphs or poetry that doesn't realise it's poetry – the masterplan is to give it a location and upload a video, photo or audio file to the site's Google Map. There's also a monthly theme to sharpen our poetic eye; the current one asks us to find poetry inspired by the work of pop artist Ed Ruscha

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