putting poetry on the map…

November 29, 2011

A Sense of Place on Google Earth

A Sense of Place: The Washington State Geospatial Poetry Anthology makes use of Google Earth technology to combine poetry, images and mapping. Edited by Katharine Whitcomb, Robert Hickey and Marco Thompson, all of Central Washington University, the project anchors Washington State place-specific poems to their geographic location. When a viewer clicks on a blue icon on the Google Earth map, a new window opens with the full text of a poem, a photograph of the location and a brief bio of the poet.

Google Earth software is required for viewing, but you can learn more about the project at The Center for Geospatial Poetry.

P.S. This just in: a presentation and reading from A Sense of Place will be included in the Cascadia Poetry Festival on Sunday, March 25, 2012. Mark your calendar!

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2 Responses to “putting poetry on the map…”


  1. This is a marvelous post. Thank you so much for this.

    Best wishes, Andy


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