We are excited to launch our latest project to share poetry!
The Planet Earth Poetry Poets Caravan highlights the rich cultural landscape of the CRD, with readings from poets in all of its nine regions. Each poet is represented by a pin on Google Earth of a spot meaningful to them in the CRD – somewhere they like to do their writing or find particularly inspiring.
(Be patient, the program needs a bit of time to load in your browser.)
DO YOU WANT TO PUT YOUR POETRY ON THE MAP?
We are now accepting applications for the Poets Caravan. Thanks to funding from the BC Arts Council and the City of Victoria, we can now film more poets in Victoria as well as further afield on Vancouver Island.
PEP welcomes applications from poets who may face structural barriers to reaching some of the milestones in our general requirements, and encourages poets of colour, Indigenous poets, LGBTQIA+ poets, and poets living with disabilities to apply regardless of experience-level. If you or someone you know wishes to apply and is unable to fill out the form due to a print disability or lack of computer access, please feel free to get in touch with us directly by email.
The Poets Caravan is accessible to audiences both in the CRD and worldwide. This interactive experience will be available over time and provides a way for poets and poetry to reach a wide audience in this time when in-person reading events aren’t possible. Digital projects come with accessibility challenges for those who may not have access to a computer or have disabilities which stop them from using the selected platform. We have made the videos and text available for download separately on request. Please email Planet Earth Poetry if you’d like this option.
Thank you to the CRD Arts and Culture Support Fund, the BC Arts Council and the City of Victoria for their support and funding of the Poets Caravan. Thanks to videographer Lorraine Scollan for capturing each poet’s unique voice with care and enthusiasm!