Poetry Bombing on the South Bank

It was amazing. Poems fluttered from the helicopter onto a sea of upturned faces. People were laughing and leaping to catch them.

Strangers talked and shared their poems. There were impromptu performances. The Parnassus Poetry Festival is open.

The Poetry bombing idea comes from Chile. After Pinochet was deposed the dropping of poems symbolised the return of freedom of speech. Tonight in London every poem dropped was in English and Spanish regardless of the original language of the poem.

Here’s how SE1, the community site covered it.

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