The world’s first and only mobile poetic first aid service
A mix of the serious, the therapeutic and the theatrical, the Emergency Poet offers consultations inside her ambulance and prescribes poems as cures. In the waiting room under an attached awning Nurse Verse dispenses poemcetamols and other poetic pills and treatments from theCold Comfort Pharmacy. There are skulls, jars of eyeballs and other body parts inside the ambulance.
Emergency Poet joins us for Saturday and Sunday of the Winchester Poetry Festival and will park her 1970’s ambulance in Tower Street between the Winchester Discovery Centre and the theatre.
Passers-by can also discuss any poetic ailments with Nurse Verse whilst Emergency Poet is in session and has a supply of poemcetamols and other treatments on hand from the pharmacy for anyone who does not have the time for a consultation.
The awning waiting room will be busy with the curious and the engaged, with children being ‘prescribed’ badges and plaster-poem, adults reading poems and self-diagnosing their ailments.
Some feedback from previous participants:
“This was such a wonderful experience…very uplifting. Lovely to have poems handpicked by someone to meet one’s inspiration, requirements, personal needs etc. and I love both the prescription poem and the poetry pill.”
Come and find her and take part in a free private poetic health consultation and within 10 minutes will be prescribed an appropriate poem, verse or lyric.
It is great for all ages, from 4-100.
No need to book.
10.30am - 3.30pm
Sat 8 & Sun 9 October