Monaco: Think you've got what it takes?
Calling all Monegasque poets
The London Southbank Centre is searching for a poet from Monaco to take part in the “largest gathering for international poets in world history”. If you would like to have your poems read by thousands of people at the Poetry Parnassus this summer, then read on to find out how to get in touch…
On 26th June, 100,000 poems will rain down on the citizens of London in the sixth ever Poetry Parnassus. The event has attracted poets from countries all over the world but there are a few nations who are not on the list.
The Poetry Parnassus needs a poet from the Principality of Monaco and if you think that could be you, all you need to do is to get in touch with the London Southbank Centre by clicking here.
The “Rain of Poems” began in Chile and since then has visited Berlin, Warsaw, Guernica and Dubrovnik. Are you noticing a link between these international cities? The event travels to cities that have suffered aerial bombing in the past and is a “gesture of remembrance and a metaphor for the survival of cities and people”.
With the Olympic Games soon to be held in England’s capital city, the London Blitz will be commemorated with the beautiful “Rain of Poems” as half a tonne of poems float down through the sky, brightening the days of people below.
104 poets have already confirmed that they will be attending the event, but with 204 countries competing in the Olympic games, the organisers are still a few poets short. Aside from Monaco, the London Southbank Centre is calling for poets from countries such as Lesotho, Mali and Niger to get in touch and take part.