Polish poems on London underground
PR dla Zagranicy
Posters with Polish poems have appeared on the London underground as Poland marks the centenary of recovering its independence.
The Polish Book Institute has come up with 1,650 posters designed to catch the eye of passengers using the London subway system.
The posters feature fragments of work by the likes of Zbigniew Herbert and the great Romantic poet Adam Mickiewicz.
Mickiewicz wrote Pan Tadeusz, which is considered to be Poland’s national epic.
“The goal of the campaign is to draw attention to Polish literature and translations of it into English, especially in the context of celebrations of the 100th anniversary” of Poland regaining independence, the Book Institute said in a statement.
The Polish Poetry on the London Underground project runs until November 18.
The Polish Book Institute is a national cultural institution that aims to promote Polish literature worldwide and to encourage a love of reading in Poland.
Poland this year marks the centenary of regaining its independence after more than 120 years of foreign rule.