Seven Centuries

  • Isabel Murphy

Seven Centuries is a small publication that typographically visualises the allegorical poem, Paradiso. The newspaper series aims to engage the busy London commuter with literature in small increments. Each day of the working week the passenger can find an insert of the allegorical poem, each daily insert gives 9 verses and then the next day the reader can continue reading the poetry. The proposal aims to collaborate National Poetry Day (2nd October 2020) with the Metro and Evening Standard newspapers whereby if the reader collects each of the Monday to Friday coupons they could then apply for a catalogue version of Seven Centuries to celebrate poetry throughout that week. The name of Seven Centuries aims to celebrate Dante's work since 2020 marks the 700 year anniversary since Dante completed Paradiso as the final part of his Divine Comedy trilogy.