I am in Washington DC and I’ve just heard the distressing news that Hardys Well in Manchester is to be demolished along with the much loved eponymous poem.
To find the last movement of this kind look to the concrete poets of 1950’s and 60’s and particularly Ian Hamilton Finlay of Scotland. But Landmark poetry has never been as popular as it is today.
It does not have to be the end of this poem. Is there a building on Oxford road or Wilmslow Road that could be adorned with a Landmark Poem before this one disappears? The building may be condemned but the poem is not!
If you own a wall or building on Oxford road or Wilmslow Road and would like it to become a Landmark then let me know and let’s talk via Nicky Wake at Don’t Panic Projects – firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find most of my landmark poems by clicking here. Below is how it looks now. Thanks Steve Jones for the photograph