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03 · 04 · 2019

Danish poetry in Warsaw – Poems in the City 2019

Twenty poems will overtake Warsaw thanks to another edition of the project “Poems in the city”. The subject of this year edition is love. 

While there is heated debate over hate speech, on polish street for the third time already you will see elements contrasting with aggression. The subject of this year edition of “Poems in the city” is love. Love will overtake the city in April.


Poetry in its essence is a unique type of communication, and this time it will become a bold manifestation of the language of love. Once again, you will be able to share your poems with others. In over 100 Warsaw cafes, bookstores and libraries there will be 30,000 postcards with poetry.


The project involves i.a. a poem by the Danish poet Michael Strunge translated by Bogusława Sochańska. The poem comes from the debut volume Livets hastighed.


Michael Strunge, born in 1958, died in 1986, the cult Danish poet of the 1980s and author of eleven volumes of poetry. He was the central figure of the literary movement against the politically-engaged literature of the 1970s, partly inspired by punk culture. So far, his work has not been known in Poland.

Poems in the City

1-30th of April

Bus stops, cafes, clubs, book shops and libraries around the whole Warsaw. LINK


Loesje workshops

7th April 2019, 12:00, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art – Laboratory, Jazdów 2a street. Free entrance, no prior enrollment, limited number of places.


„20 poems about love. European poetry”

8th of April 2019, 19:00 8 kwietnia 2019 roku, 19:00, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art – Laboratory, ul. Jazdów 2a, Free entrance, for free tickets click here: 


Organizers: European institutes of culture and cultural branches of embassies associated in EUNIC Warsaw: Austrian Cultural Forum, British Council, Instituto Camões, Cervantes Institute in Warsaw, Czech Centre, Danish Cultural Institute, Estonian Embassy, General Representation of the Government of Flanders at the Belgian Embassy, Goethe-Institut, Embassy of Ireland, Embassy of Malta, Embassy of Netherlands, Embassy of Luxembourg, Romanian Cultural Institute, Slovakian Institute, Hungarian Cultural Institute, Italian Cultural Institute, Yunus Emre Enstitüsü


Co-organizer: City of Warsaw


Partners: The European Commission Representation in Poland, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art


Photo: Michael Strunge