Have your words featured on ‘PoGo’ – an international poetry app

Date published: 10 Nov 2020

Posted by: Joe Pick

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Showcase your creativity and represent Notts on an international stage.

We’re asking you to submit up to 100 words of poetry. It can be any style: from free verse to rap bars.

If chosen, your words will be transformed into an Augmented Reality experience. They will form part of an app and cross borders to inspire young people in Denmark, Germany, Poland, Romania & Turkey.

Augmented Reality app with poet
An AR Poetry Experience. Photo by Rob Newton.

Who can take part

This opportunity is open to 16-25 year olds in Nottingham & Nottinghamshire. Only six Notts poets will be selected. Could you be one of them?

About PoGo

PoGo stands for Poetry on the Go. The project is a joint effort between organisations from six European countries: the United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Romania & Turkey.

A mobile app will be developed. It will use Augmented Reality to showcase poetry to young people across Europe. Poetry by Nottingham and Nottinghamshire residents will sit alongside classic works from the countries involved. It will also feature writing by professional contemporary poets. Stickers, badges, postcards, beer mats, posters that launch the app will be distributed to libraries, schools, universities, gyms, sport clubs, music clubs, restaurants, cafes and bars in the partner countries.

This project, and the resulting app, aims bring together young people across Europe to explore their diversity whilst discovering what unites them.

This project is funded by Erasmus+.

How to apply

Submit up to 100 words using the form below.

Six poems will be selected by a panel of Nottingham residents aged 16-25.

The deadline for submissions is 5pm, 29th December 2020. We will contact you in early January 2021 to let you know if you have been chosen.