Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Appeal for the Isle of Man's most loved poetry

A literary group is inviting island residents to come forward with their favourite pieces of poetry.

The Isle of Man Poetry Society intends to publish a new anthology using the material put forward by local people from the island.

Participants are also asked to explain, in a few paragraphs, why the literature has special meaning for them.

Chairman of the society Nigel McGowan said: "The poems can be old or new, famous or obscure."

He added: "The society proposes to give a view of the island and its people today, through a poetic prism - we hope it will make fascinating reading."

Anyone wishing to take part in the project is asked to contact the poetry society before 1 May 2011.

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