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The Poetry Periscope Project
April 27, 2016, 12:00 AM – October 16, 2016, 12:00 AM EDT
The British Library Piazza plays home to the Poetry Periscope, a new sound installation with a poem from 30 countries across the continent. This bright yellow ‘poetry jukebox’ will be hard to miss when it appears on the Piazza of the British Library from 27 April-19 May before touring to other venues nationwide during 2016, including the Ledbury Poetry Festival (1-10 July) and at the Durham Book Festival (16 Sept-16 Oct).
A joint project by Piána na ulici (Pianos on the Street), The Poetry Society, and the European Literature Festival, the Poetry Periscope includes recordings of poems from 30 European cultures, placing poetry grandees such as Titos Patrikios (Greece) and Friederike Mayröcker (Austria) alongside upcoming names such as Irish-language poet Doireann Ni Ghriofa. Poems will each be available in their original language and a recorded English translation.