For this event taking place in Nicosia this coming Saturday 26 May, large balloons filled with hundreds of copies of poems by 307 poets from 55 countries - including two of mine - will be placed along Ledra Street and Arasta Sokak to create a 'chain of connection' over the dividing line. The balloons are set to be burst at intervals, releasing the poems to fall 'like rain' on the public.
Devised by two cultural organisations operating on either side of the divide, Ideogramma and Sidestreets, and supported by the European Parliament office in Cyprus, Spring Poetry Rain will be broadcast live on the organisers' websites. It starts at 6pm local time (4pm British / Irish time).
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