Wednesday, 28 September 2005

Make Poetry History!

You've seen it here first: the new Oxfam National Poetry poster.

I helped commission and create it, working with Oxfam's Business Development Team, as the Oxfam-poet-in-residence.

This is part of the "Make Poverty History" campaign, and starts the next phase of Oxfam-poetry projects we're developing for 06-07.

The poster goes up in the 100 or so used books shops that make Oxfam the biggest such retailer in Europe.

More to the point, it features a donated poem from the Poet Laureate, Andrew Motion (a great honour).

It also presents cover images from some of the collections that pass through our doors and into the hands of poetry-lovers everywhere. Careful observation will yield a pleasant surprise in the top left corner.

Make Poetry History!
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