If you’re interested in writing about Poetic Places, or simply don’t like the Q&A format of the About page, here’s the blurb:
Poetic Places is a new app, free on Android and iOS devices.
Poetic Places brings poetic depictions of place into the physical world, helping users to encounter poems and literature in the locations described, accompanied by contextualising information and evocative visual materials drawn predominantly from archive collections freely available under Creative Commons.
Promoting serendipitous discovery, Poetic Places can utilise geolocation services and push notifications to let users know when they happen upon a place depicted in literature. Alternatively, they can browse the poems and places without travelling.
Poetic Places aspires to give a renewed perception of place, to bring together writings and artworks to mean more than they do alone, to showcase archive materials, to educate, and to bring literature into everyday life in unexpected moments.
The app presently focuses London-based content but there are plans to widen the scope to cover locations across the UK and the rest of the world.
Poetic Places has been created by Sarah Cole (TIME/IMAGE) whilst Creative Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the British Library, a role funded by CreativeWorks London.
Please contact us for further information.
(Screenshots depict Poetic Places as it appears on an iPhone 5)