Words from a bench, April 2014
The original idea for ‘Words from a Bench’ came from Iceland, a country with an intense interest and love for literature. In the capital, Reykjavik, a literary trail takes in local landmarks and offers poems through QR codes on city benches (and they love their parks too). We thought this was a great idea, and so our own writing project was created.
We’re thrilled that the April 2014 issue of ‘Words from a bench’ has pieces from both our local writers and a group of writers from Reykjavik, and we were delighted when Ásdís, one of the Icelandic authors, dropped by recently to see the QR codes on the Rowntree Park benches. The University of Iceland will also be giving our poems and prose an airing on some of their benches!
We hope that you enjoy the pieces, themed under ‘Spring Fever’.
Karen Hill-Green (editor) and Cath Mortimer (blogger)
Photo by Savanna Green
|Inga M. Beck||How do you do?|
|Christopher Brunt||Strange Encounter|
|Janus Christiansen||I walk alone|
|S.L. Emilsdóttir||Happiness is a warm bath|
|Adrian Paul Fayter||The Good Long Friday|
|Polly Gibson||Crushed cherry blossom|
|Karen Green||Summer’s prologue|
|Lóa H. Hjálmtýsdóttir||Spring fever|
|Ásdís Ingólfsdóttir||The felines of the premises|
|Kate Lock||A Walk in the Park|
|Rachel McHale||Wild Goose Chase|
|Æsa Strand Viðarsdóttir||A Second Spring|
|Æsa Strand Viðarsdóttir||Diablada|
|Ben Warden||Live spring|