City Poems And Stadschromosomen, Antwerp World Book Capital

  • 2004

A sister project to City Poems for Antwerp World Book Capital.

In 2004 Antwerp in Belgium was UNESCO World Book Capital, and Ann Laenen and Stefan Kolgen set up a sister project to City Poems called STADSchromosomen (City Chromosomes).

We twinned Leeds and Antwerp by choosing the same sort of places in Leeds and Antwerp, for example the civic theatre. In Leeds you could read poems from Antwerp about plays and performance and at the theatre in Antwerp you could read poems from Leeds on the same subject.

I also collaborated with Ann and Stefan on an internet broadcast called Text Station.