London Olympics needs poets
It’s exactly 100 days until the opening of the London Olympics and the event needs poets, according to the BBC. They are short of 20 poets for a cultural event featuring a poet from every nation competing in the 2012 Olympics. Apparently, they still need poets from places like Mali and Liberia. I suspect Mali’s poets might have something else to worry about after several months of violence, uprising and turmoil. Jo Shapcott will represent Great Britain and Ireland’s Seamus Heaney is also going to be there.