Poetic Places Talk Recording from DCDC16

DCDC is a great conference run annually in Manchester by Research Libraries UK, and I was pleased to have the chance to speak about Poetic Places at the 2016 conference in November.

National Poetry Day Update

It’s National Poetry Day, so I thought it’d be a good time to share some updates on Poetic Places and highlight one of the poems featured in the app.

National Poetry Day Update

It’s National Poetry Day, so I thought it’d be a good time to share some updates on Poetic Places and highlight one of the poems featured in the app.

Embankment at Night, before the War

Charity By the river In the black wet night as the furtive rain slinks down, Dropping and starting from sleep Alone on a seat A woman crouches. I must go back to her. I want to give her Some money. Her hand slips out of the breast of her gown Asleep. My fingers creep Carefully […]

To A Lady Seen For A Few Moments At Vauxhall

Time’s sea hath been five years at its slow ebb, Long hours have to and fro let creep the sand, Since I was tangled in thy beauty’s web, And snared by the ungloving of thine hand. And yet I never look on midnight sky, But I behold thine eyes’ well memory’d light; I cannot look […]

Launch Talks Available Online

It’s taken a little longer than anticipated to put together but the talks from our launch event at the British Library are now available to watch online.

Points of Interest

Though we have quite a thorough ‘About’ page, I thought it would be useful to list (in no particular order) the main points of interest in the Poetic Places project. This may be of particular use for others working on this sort of project in the cultural heritage sector.

Copying Right

Poetic Places is, at this point, best described as a pilot project; we’ve been trying something new with quite limited resources in terms of time and money. I’ve tried to avoid scope-creep and keep everything manageable but some aspects of the project have been harder to deal with than anticipated. Aspects such as copyright.

Poetic Places Preview Video

We’re very close to launching Poetic Places now, so I wanted to share a little preview video of the app on iOS…