Poetry For The World Cup

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 106 months ago
Poetry For The World Cup

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Poetry and football might not seem the easiest of bedfellows, but The Albany in Deptford and ARC in Stockton commissioned four poets to make short spoken word films for the World Cup. Scroobius Pip made an elegy for Millwall's Old Den, Polarbear honoured Maradona, Charlie Dark talks about his childhood football days and you can watch slam winner Kat Francois walk around Deptford as she urges England to victory. It might be worth remembering these lines this afternoon:

You have the hopes of dreams of many in the soles of your feet and the tips of your toes

You have the power to make a grown man cry with joy or sob with unconsoleable sorrow

Come on England.

Forget about the pampering and the faffing around, forget about waxing your chest or your legs

And go out there and fight, fight til there's nothing left.

Last Updated 23 June 2010