Poetic Places

Project Description

Poetic Places is a free app for iOS and Android devices and the main outcome of a collaboration between the British Library and Sarah Cole of TIME/IMAGE (acting as Creative Entrepreneur-in-Residence).

Poetic Places brings poetic depictions of places into the everyday world, helping you to encounter poems and literature in the locations described, accompanied by audiovisual materials drawn from archive collections.

Utilising geolocation services and push notifications, Poetic Places can let you know when you stumble across a place depicted in verse. Alternatively, you can browse the poems and places as a source of inspiration without travelling.

Poetic Places aspires to give a renewed sense of place, to bring together writings and paintings and sounds to mean more than they do alone, and to bring literature into your everyday life in unexpected moments.

In the course of this project, Sarah has researched and curated content, and designed and published a geolocation-based mobile app.

Find out more about this project and its development at www.poeticplaces.uk

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