See similar goings on as this poetry ‘bombing’ video at The Southbank Centre’s Rain of Poems in conjunction with their Poetry Parnassus where you can witness the awesome sight of 100,000 poems by over 300 contemporary poets from 204 countries fall from a helicopter over Jubilee Garden as the sun sets.
The bookmarks are released at twilight and printed in two languages, written by both Chilean writers and writers involved in Poetry Parnassus. This performance has a symbolic value that serves to create an alternative image of the past and is a gesture of remembrance but also a metaphor for the survival of cities and people. (The Southbank Centre)
This will take place on June 26th/27th/28th depending on weather conditions and is a free event. Just one of the events we’re looking forward to out of the plethora of exciting goodness to come out of the UK’s largest poetry festival (26 June – 1 July) as part of the Cultural Olympiad.