Date posted: 20th March 2015 / Resources
The Words In Air poetry app has pinpointed one hundred places across the UK and Ireland that have inspired great poetry. From Hampstead (Keats) to Hull (Sean O’Brien). Bodinnick, (David Harsent) to Belfast (Celia de Fréine). Westminster Bridge (Wordsworth) to Wales (Dannie Abse). St. Kilda (Robin Robertson) to Suffolk (Alan Jenkins). Division Street, Sheffield (Helen Mort) to High Street, Oxford (Jay Parini). From a photo booth in Manchester (Michael Symmons Roberts) to uninhabited Inishtrahull (Matthew Sweeney). From Coleshill (Fiona Sampson) to Clare Island (Macdara Woods). Housel Bay (Penelope Shuttle) to Harewood House (Patience Agbabi) and dozens more!
Stand in the spot where the poet stood, and read the poem in that very place, or from wherever in the world you happen to be. Our iPhone / iPad app is a unique digital anthology of poems in place, all in the palm of your hand — 100 poems so far — by 45 contemporary and classic poets. To find out which place closest to you has inspired a poet, tap into ‘Nearest Poem’. Explore! Use our mApp of inspiration to encourage you to discover this rich landscape of unforgettable places.
ENJOY 100 POEMS FROM 45 POETS, CONTEMPORARY AND CLASSIC AND DISCOVER THE PLACES THAT INSPIRED THEM.
Dannie Abse, Fleur Adcock, Patience Agbabi, Michael Bartholomew-Biggs, Robert Laurence Binyon, Julia Bird, William Blake, Alison Brackenbury, Charlotte Bronte, Andy Brown, Alan Brownjohn, John Burnside, Caroline Carver, John Clare, C.L. Dallat, Carol Ann Duffy, Helen Dunmore, Celia de Fréine, Anne-Marie Fyfe, John Greening, Jenny Hamlett, David Harsent, Judith Jedamus, Alan Jenkins, Judith Kazantzis, John Keats, Helen Mort, Andrew Motion, Daljit Nagra, Sean O’Brien, Jay Parini, Alasdair Paterson, Peter Redgrove, Michael Symmons Roberts, Robin Robertson, Fiona Sampson, Penelope Shuttle, Angela Stoner, Matthew Sweeney, George Szirtes , Edward Thomas, Macdara Woods, William Wordsworth, W.B. Yeats, Tammy Yoseloff.
‘Great to hear the app is thriving — and I definitely will share it. In fact, I was doing so yesterday while on an app development workshop in AIR. We were all asked about our favourite apps and yours was the first that came to mind.’ Tom Scott
‘I am impressed by what I have seen so far of Words in Air and feel pleased to be in unusually good company!’ Mike Bartholomew-Biggs
‘Your work sounds magnificently worthwhile, exciting, and right and proper: a map of worlds rather than a world map, which latter, in a sense, anyone could do.’ Macdara Woods
Available from the Apple App Store – https://appsto.re/gb/Y3JYH.i
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