27,000 poems will appear on Saturday, April 1 in the urban space: cafes, clubs and independent bookstores. This kind of poetry promotion was not yet. This is the first edition of the “Wiersze w mieście” action, which was born from the well-known campaign “Poems in the subway” .
“Poems in the city” will not leave Varsovians with a choice. All because you can interact with them every day – on the way to work or waiting for the bus to arrive. Poems will take over the entire city, appearing on 27,000 different media – on posters, public transport stops, in the center of Warsaw, on the fence of the Royal Łazienki Park. More than one hundred cafes will release over a dozen thousand cups of coffee “dressed up” in poetry. Poems will also hang in clubs, while small bookstores and city libraries hide bookmarks with poetry in selected books – informs the town hall.
The poems were written by sixteen European poets, and some of them were created especially for this occasion. The idea of the “Wiersze w mieście” campaign is cultural richness, but also to bring attention to contemporary problems.
Travel to work, to school or any were else will be an opportunity to read poems, which for the first time have been translated into Polish. It’s great to be able to create a project that shows the richness and cultural diversity of Europe.
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