We are now going to have a poet to entertain the Wimbledon queue – Matt Harvey from Devon will become the first Poet to do Wimbledon – his remit is to express the “flavour and fervour” of the famous event.
During the tournament, Matt will give live performances to the Wimbledon queue as they wait to enter the Club’s grounds.
As Championships Poet 2010, he will create a poem-a-day on all things Wimbledon.
“It’s an honour, and I’m acutely conscious it’s the only time I’ll come first in anything at Wimbledon, unless you count the queue for strawberries.”
All Matt’s poems will be viewable online and there’ll be audio podcasts – featuring Matt reading his latest verses and sharing his behind-the-scene observations – via the Wimbledon and Poetry Trust websites.