A Mobile Poetry Experience in Belfast

Developed by John D’Arcy

Design elements by Gerard Carson

Rediscover the river

Use the built-in map to track your location while you search for sound worlds and hidden poems along the Lagan.  Explore places at the riverside you haven’t visited before and see well-known spots in a new light.

Discover Laganside

Read and listen to Laganside - the modern Belfast epic by Alan Gillis.  This poem, read by Patrick FitzSymons, charts the shifting terrain of Belfast’s physical and cultural landscape in the 21st Century.  The significance of the poem is explained, in the app’s Foreword, by renowned Belfast poet Sinead Morrissey.

Experience new sound worlds

Immerse yourself in augmented real and surreal soundscapes that reveal themselves at key spots along the River Lagan.  Listen to these musical backdrops as accompaniment to the reading of Laganside to experience the poem in new ways.

Find hidden poems

Unlock additional Belfast poems by Alan Gillis, Sinead Morrissey, Andrew Jamison and Ben Maier, all hidden along the River Lagan.  Some poems include sonic manipulations by John D’Arcy, while others are enhanced with video.

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© John D’Arcy 2015