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See the poetry of England and Wales in an interactive map.

Corinne Segal

July 18, 2019, 3:08pm

Places of Poetry, an interactive online mapping project, has gathered more than 2,000 poems pinned to locations in England and Wales that correspond to them.

Poet Paul Farley and Andrew McRae of the University of Exeter, who are leading the project, invited poets to submit their work and established poets in residence at locations throughout England and Wales that will host events for the project. People can send poems until Oct. 4, at which point the site will close for submissions but stay available for reading.

Michael Drayton’s 1612 epic poem Poly-Olbion, which was published with maps by engraver William Hole, inspired the project; the site draws on Hole’s designs, replicating some elements of his original maps while adapting others for the screen. The Arts and Humanities Research Council, The National Lottery Heritage Fund, and Arts Council England are funding the project.

Check out the full map here.

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