Boundary Way Project are delighted to be collaborating with ‘Overhear Poetry’ to try out their new mobile phone app that is designed to encourage more people to experience and share poetry in their local area. ‘Overhear Poetry’ has been created by Birmingham based musician and educator Tom Peel and has been used by a range of local festivals. So what is Overhear? Well, in their own words …
‘Overhear is an app based hyper-local map of poetry and prose! You can unlock unique recordings from local poets and add them to a streamable playlist in the Overhear app by visiting various locations.’
As you can see, it is an app that encourages exploration, and the convergence of nature and literature. Once you’ve downloaded the app, you can collect poems on your walks and even save them too. We are so excited to become part of the app’s poem content, with Tom uploading the three new poems inspired by Boundary Way, that were created during our Postcards from the Plot project.
The poems, entitled ‘Boundary Way Plots’, ‘Come to Me Now’ and ‘The Joy of Herbie’ created by Emma Purshouse, Steve Pottinger and Dave Pitt from the Poets, Prattlers and Pandemonialists, are now available to collect on the app and we can’t wait for you to discover them.
You can find out more about how to access the poems here. Please note: The poems can only be accessed by plot holders and others who are currently permitted to access the allotments. If you are one of these lucky people, we’d love to hear from you if you try the app out!