Poetry in the Metro

The third edition of the Poetry in the Metro ("Wiersze w Metrze") festival has kicked off in Warsaw's underground. The event will fill the metro's trains and stations with poems - specifically contemporary European works, following a theme of the city and the European Year of Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion.

The opening ceremony featured an appearance by Icelandic poet Bragi Olafsson, also a writer and musician (formerly with Bjork in the Sugarcubes). Throughout the rest of the month, several other special events will take places including exhibitions, competitions, poetry readings, and a public game called "Hunting for Words: Poetic City Game of Future" where words are collected using your mobile phone.

The Wiersze w Metrze festival is modelled after the original Poems on the Underground which first began in London in 1986 and is now repeated in cities across the world.

More information at the official website here.


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