Carry a Poem goes city-wide!

November 24, 2009

News just in! We’re delighted to be joining forces with the UNESCO City of Literature team on our Carry a Poem campaign! In February 2010 Edinburgh’s residents will be challenged to carry a poem as thousands of free Carry A Poem books and pocket poetry cards are handed out across the city as part of its fourth citywide reading campaign.

The free Carry a Poem book shows how Scots from all walks of life carry poems with them, and reveals the stories behind the poetry choices.  The book will be distributed all across the city, through arts and leisure centres, libraries, cafes, and primary and secondary schools, with residents being called on to catch poetry fever this February, when a dazzling array of events will descend upon the city.

What poems do you carry with you? And how do you carry them?