Friday, 1 June 2012

Simon Armitage's Stanza Stones project is completed in Yorkshire

The rain stone at Cow's Mouth Quarry near Littleborough, one of the Stanza Stones featuring a poem by Simon Armitage

Poet Simon Armitage has written 6 stanzas which have been carved into large stones in the landscape in West Yorkshire, forming a 47-mile trail. The poems are inspired by the language and landscape of the Pennine Watershed, and have been carved in situ by stone artist Pip Hall. The stones create a permanent poetry trail between Armitage's home town Marsden and Ilkley, where the literature festival is based which has partnered the project.

There is a seventh stanza in an unknown location, but the location of the rest of the stones can be found on a trail map which you can download here:

To watch an audio slideshow about the project, visit:

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