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Ancient art of poetry meets contemporary technology

23 October 2012

Rooted in poetry, and depicting the fatal consequences of a mortal tragically caught up in the affairs of the gods, the three masterpieces by Titian at the heart of Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 continue to inspire poets today. 

Britain’s leading poets in an eBook

Fourteen British poets were invited to respond to Titian’s Diana and Callisto, Diana and Actaeon and The Death of Actaeon, including Simon Armitage, Wendy Cope, Tony Harrison and Seamus Heaney.

The anthology, ‘Metamorphosis: Poems Inspired by Titian’, is brought to life as an eBook with high resolution images of Titian’s paintings along with video and audio of the new poems they inspired, read by their authors.

Buy the eBook now

Tweet Titian!

During ‘Metamorphosis: Titian 2012’ we also invited our Twitter followers to submit their own poems inspired by Titian, written in just 140 characters or less.

Over 150 tweeters from around the world took on the challenge, presenting the judges with ’...small packets of elegance, deploying meter, rhyme and a real pleasure in sound and texture.’ (Georges Szirtes, poet and competition judge)

Read the winning tweets, along with feedback from the judges