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28 September
2017

The Night of Poetry in UNESCO City of Literature

The 7th edition of the Night of Poetry is nearing – one Krakow’s  flagship project within the framework of the multiannual programme of the Krakow Nights. Various forms of lyric poetry will be ruling again in Krakow on the night  on the 7th/8th of October. You are particularly cordially invited to two events organised by the Krakow Festival Office, the operator of the Krakow UNESCO City of Literature programme, on that occasion: the reading of poems from Różewicz’s volume Niepokój , a concert by Hades & Sampler Orchestra with musical adaptations of poetry by the author of Kartoteka (7.00 pm, Alchemia), and a meeting with Anna Grochowska – the author of Wszystkie drogi prowadzą na Krupniczą about the famous Writers’ House on Krupnicza Street (6:00 pm, Księgarnia pod Globusem).

This year’s Night of Poetry is the seventh edition of the project within the KRAKOW NIGHTS of the City of Krakow. Every year the programme of the Night of Poetry is created by various institutions, houses of culture and artistic milieus.

The year 2017 marks the 110th anniversary of death of Stanisław Wyspiański, a great erudite, one of the most outstanding artistic figures in Poland’s history: a writer and a poet, a dramatist, a stage designer and producer, a reformer of the theatre, a painter and a draughtsman. The national cause and the city affairs were of importance to him (he was a City councillor in the years 1905-1907). The quotation from a drama by Wyspiański – ”What is played in  one’s soul, what is seen in one’s dreams” is the leading theme of this year’s night of poetry. He inspired his contemporaries in various ways, and we will see the results of his inspiration on the 7th of October 2017. The Night of Poetry 2017 is an excellent opportunity to acquaint yourself with Stanisław Wyspiański’s oeuvre and persona, and to discuss the role of a poet in the world and the function of poetry in the life of a community. Do we need poetry today? Do we need poets?

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