graduate and lecturer in creative writing Rommi Smith
(left) has been appointed the BBC's artist-in-residence
for this summer's Commonwealth Games in Manchester.
She will write a 72-line poem, to mark the 72nd year
of the competition, and a series of sporting sonnets,
based on interviews with athletes and community groups.
"My task is to reflect and document the public
experience of the Games," she said. "I'll
be going out to talk to different people in different
communities in Greater Manchester and relating the
forthcoming sporting events to elements people experience
in their everyday lives."
more information, see the BBC