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Watch: Words come alive in Belfast's first Poetry Jukebox

Jukebox Poetry has arrived in Northern Ireland
Jukebox Poetry has arrived in Northern Ireland

A new initiative which brings new poetry to the streets of Belfast has been launched.

As part of the Belfast International Arts Festival, Poetry Jukebox will be a permanent installation which will play host to 20 original poems from a variety of writers living in Ireland.

The new arts project will allow listeners to hear recordings of poetry by simply pushing a button.

The first feature of its kind in the city, it was developed by the Belfast International Arts Festival Artists in Residence, Deirdre Cartmill and Maria McManus.

The jukebox opened at the Crescent Arts Centre in the University Road area of Belfast

Ahead of its launch, Belfast Telegraph was given a sneak peek at a sample of work from participating poets:

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