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After the successful discovery of Poetry in the Waiting Room comes the news that poetry is now available door to door in the UK.
This story appeared while I was watching the BEEB (BBC) Breakfast News and featured performance poet, Rowan McCabe, who claims to be the world’s first door to door poet.
Rowan asks people if they would like a poem written for them and then performs the poem for them on their doorsteps, or in their homes, all free of charge.
In an interview with the Guardian newspaper he said the aim of his project is to connect with people who might never have considered poetry before and open a debate about connecting with strangers.
Below is the video of the news bulletin.
If you want to read more about this, you can visit his door to door poetry website at www.doortodoorpoetry.com
What do you think of this? Do you have any similar initiatives where you live?
I would love to hear your thoughts.