Poetry Projections in Krakow

Poetry Projections in Krakow

October 8, 2015

National Poetry Day is the ideal day to share pictures of Edinburgh poetry on the streets of lands afar.

An extract from a poem written by Michael Pedersen, one half of popular poetry and animation duo Neu! Reekie!, was projected on the side of buildings on the streets of Krakow last month. See Michael’s poem in Krakow below.

Michael Pedersen's poem projected on the streets of Krakow in Polish

Michael Pedersen’s poem projected on the streets of Krakow in Polish

The Multipoetry project has been an ongoing poetry campaign in the centre of Krakow and has taken place under various guises  for over 10 years.

The project started in 2002, originally entitled 366 Poems in 365 Days. All year round, day after day, projections of Michał Zabłocki’s successive 366 poems in Polish and English appeared in the most popular tourist spots of Krakow and Warsaw, on the facades of two prominent buildings.

Michael Pedersen's poem projected on the streets of Krakow

Michael Pedersen’s poem projected on the streets of Krakow in English

After eight years, 366 Poems in 365 Days transformed into a national, and then into an international one. From November 2010, poems written by users of the international poetry portal, Emultipoetry.eu have been included.