Have you heard of the Places of Poetry project? It is an online map to which writers were invited to pin poems to places of significance to them as a means of ‘celebrating the diversity, heritage and personalities of place’ in England and Wales. The project is led by poet Paul Farley and academic Andrew McRae. (The map is now closed to submissions, but is still available to read .)
Last summer I wrote a poem, “Welle”, and pinned it to the map in the stream that runs alongside my old primary school, here in Dorset.
I am now delighted to share that my poem has been selected for the Places of Poetry: Mapping the Nation in Verse anthology, to be published by Oneworld Publications later this year.