Tuesday, July 31, 2012

News at Eleven: Walk around the Olympic Park in years

to come and you'll find poems waiting for you. There's Tennyson--some lines from "Ulysses", ending with, "To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield"--as a reminder that our poets have already left quite a legacy. Joining this are new works, by Lemn Sissay, John Burnside, Jo Shapcott, Caroline Bird and poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, in the hope that, whatever else happens to the place generations from now, there will be evidence that the Olympic Games of 2012 inspired some poets to leave their words for the future.

from Telegraph: London 2012 Olympic poetry: winning words
then The Guardian: London 2012: Poetry in the Olympic Park--in pictures


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