Distant Lands

Working with five local poets, we have commissioned five new pieces of work themed around a distant land renowned for its relationship with Sheffield steel and the city’s industrial heritage.

We have translated these commissioned pieces into the native language of the distant lands in question.

We hope these final pieces with their accompanying translations convey a sense of changing time and place, but also a shared history and commonality through the experience of living in cities with strong relationships to manufacturing and industry.

Commissioned by Off The Shelf Festival of Words as part of the 2013 Steel Centenary celebrations

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See also: 21 Poets For Sheffield, an online poetry slam commissioned by Off The Shelf and delivered by Word Life in 2012

Filming & Editing: Nathan Gibson



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