Places of Poetry is a website which aims to map England and Wales with local poetry created for the site. At each flag you’ll discover an appropriate poem. (They seem to have allowed a few outliers in southern Scotland.) You are invited to add your own poems until 4 October, when it’ll become read-only. The Guardian story, entitled “A unique and slightly mad effort” was linked to by Shelf Awareness for Readers on 2 August.

Here’s some of what the Places of Poetry organizers say about their project on their “About” page:

Places of Poetry is open to all readers and writers. It aims to use creative writing to prompt reflection on national and cultural identities in England and Wales, celebrating the diversity, heritage and personalities of place.

The site is open for writers to pin their poems to places from 31st May to 4 October 2019. It will then be closed for new poems but will remain available for readers. We welcome writers of all ages and backgrounds. We want to gather as many perspectives on the places and histories of England and Wales.

Events and activities will be staged at our heritage partner sites across England and Wales to promote the project and generate new writing. Each site will host a Places of Poetry poet-in-residence, and we will promote and document all events on our website and via social media (@placesofpoetry). Please follow us and help us spread the word.

The Places of Poetry is led by the renowned poet Paul Farley and the academic Andrew McRae. It is based at the universities of Exeter and Lancaster, and generously funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England. It is underpinned by national partnerships with the Ordnance Survey, The Poetry Society, and National Poetry Day.