Romanian poems heard in Madrid subway


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If you stop by Madrid until January 29, you’d better not miss “Embajadores” tube station (line 3). You can listen there Romanian poems by Ana Blandiana or Denisa Comănescu in Romanian and Spanish.

“Ocupación poética” project run by EUNIC Spain aims to occupy the public spaces with poems signed by European poets. The project, running December 14, 2015 to January 29, 2016, took place in more than 25 countries, including 2,500 poems.

The Romanian Cultural Institute joined it along with Instituto Polaco de Cultura, Austrian Cultural Forum, Goethe Institute, the Czech Center in Madrid, Lithuania’ Embassy, the French Alliance, Cervantes Institute and British Council.

The poems could be heard across tube stations or libraries by freely downloading Layar smartphone application.

The Romanian Cultural Institute decided to join the project by bringing contemporary woman’s poetry in the limelight and presenting poetesses Ana Blandiana and Denisa Comănescu. Thus, ‘Prayer’ is among the poems that can be listened to while waiting for the subway in the Spanish Capital city.

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