Friday, February 13, 2009
Bards in the Bog (Scotland)
A new initiative aimed at promoting poetry in the community will see poems displayed in public toilets around Shetland. The Bards in the Bog scheme is the latest idea from Shetland's Poet Partner project, in collaboration with poet Jen Hadfield. Local poets are invited to submit poems, with six of the best will being chosen each quarter to display in public toilets around Shetland. Ms Hadfield, who will make the selection, said: 'I've always loved the idea of sneaking poetry into unexpected places...proving that poetry's place is in the real world, in real time.'"