PoGo: Poetry on the Go

Project dates: October 2020 - June 2022

An Augmented Reality mobile app. Showcasing poetry to young people across Europe.

Pogo - Poetry On The Go

A project to create an Augmented Reality poetry app, promoting poetry to young people across Europe. Led by City Arts, and supported by InterCollege ApS, the PoGo project is a collaboration between six European organisations:

  • City Arts in the United Kingdom
  • InterCollege ApS in Denmark
  • Asociata de Dezvoltare a Europei Prin Tineri in Romania
  • Kocaeli İl Milli Eğitim Müdürlüğü in Turkey
  • InterBildung e.V. in Germany
  • SEMPER AVANTI in Poland

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

Supporting Young Poets

Six young Notts poets appear on the app. They are joined by six poets from each of the partner countries: Denmark, Romania, Turkey, Germany & Poland. Our poets applied during the 2020 Nottingham Poetry Festival and were selected by public vote. They are Deanna El Khoury, Harry Sporton, Katherine Monk-Watts, Omari Levy-Sterrett, Emma Sporton and Connor Brown.

The App

Young poet performing in front of a green screen
Green Screen Filming with Omari Levy-Sterrett

The project has produced an Augmented Reality mobile app. It brings European poetry to young people in a format that is attractive and engaging. In its library of 78 poems, young people’s poetry sits alongside classic and contemporary writing by professional poets.

Poetry Committee

A poetry committee help make important decisions about the development of the app. They have been an essential part of the project from the start.

The four young committee members represent City Arts, New Art Exchange, Nottingham City of Literature and Writing East Midlands. They advise on the poems featured in the app and it’s design. They are also involved in the testing.

Project Team