In Praise of Air

Poems in public places can surprise us, distract us, make a tube ride less dull… this poem makes the world a nicer place to be – literally. Simon Armitage’s poem celebrating the air we breathe is the world’s first catalytic poem. The result of a Sheffield University project and collaboration between the department of English and scientist Professor Tony Ryan, the poem is printed on a banner coated with a photocatalyst that eats pollution. Clever.

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