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The View From Olympia: Anthology Launch

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24 Jul 2020 7pm - 9pm

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Join us for the launch of ‘The View From Olympia: Poems inspired by Olympic sport’, the new anthology from Half Moon Books.

The 2020 games in Tokyo may have been wiped from the calendar, but that hasn’t stopped us bringing together some of the best contemporary poets in the UK and around the world for this anthology of all things Olympic. 

From archery to gymnastics to speed skating, we have poems recalling Jesse Owens going faster, Dick Fosbury jumping higher, and Nicola Adams proving stronger. There are perspectives from the hammer thrower’s circle, from the stadium stands, and from a lonely hospital bed.

In this free online event, held on the Zoom virtual meeting platform, contributors will read their poems from the anthology, introduced by editor Joe Williams.

If you want to join us in the audience, please register your place on Eventbrite at Invitations will be sent by email a few days prior to the event. We won’t use your details for any other purpose.

If you haven’t used Zoom before, make sure you’ve set up an account at and have downloaded the software onto the device you’re going to use. It’s very easy to do and works on all standard devices.

‘The View From Olympia’ is currently on sale for the special introductory price of £9 plus postage, from

We look forward to seeing you on the 24th!

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During this period of social distancing and lockdown due to Coronavirus we advise that you check directly with the organiser of this event that it is going ahead as publicised.

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