The World Record(2012)
International Voices from Poetry Parnassus
An anthology of stories edited by Neil Astley and Anna Selby
The World Record is an international anthology of work by poets from all the countries taking part in the 2012 London Olympics, featuring a poem from each of the 204 Olympic nations, from Armenia to Tuvalu, Azerbaijan to Turkmenistan. With this book you can discover the world through its keenest observers, political activists, and most articulate wordsmiths. There's something for every taste: new voices as well as world greats, rappers and spoken word artists, as well as poets and storytellers. The World Record marks the first time so many living poets from so many countries have been gathered together in one anthology - and 2012 is the first time so many poets have been gathered in one place.
Used availability for Neil Astley's The World Record
June 2012 : UK Paperback