“Save the city’s poetry!” Interactive poetry library on a tram this month in Romanian capital Bucharest

From September 10 through October 1 in the Romanian capital Bucharest a poetry tram will be running around the city tracks bringing poetic joy and fun to the people of the city.

Romania-Insider reports that the Poetry Tram project is being organised by Arta nu Muşcă (Art Doesn’t Bite), in partnership with the Bucharest City Hall and the capital’s public transport company STB.

Image via Societatea de Transport Bucuresti Facebook Page

Those taking the tram will be able to read poetry books written by classical and contemporary Romanian authors and listen to jazz music.

At the same time, a poetry contest targeted at young authors will be organized, as will readings in alternative spaces, with the aim of bringing poetry closer to the people.

Young authors, aged 18 to 25, can enter three poems in the contest. The final of the competition will require participants to create a poem on the topic “Save the city’s poetry!” The winning poem will be projected on the wall of a downtown Bucharest building.

 

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