The Possibilities Project

 

 

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In Wisława Szymborska's poem ‘Possibilities’, translated from Polish by Stanisław Barańczak and Claire Cavanagh, the winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature writes about what she
prefers - as an individual and in the world. Our own Liz Breslin wrote a poem in response while on a Cities of Literature residency in Kraków. Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature invited
readers and writers to listen to these poems and write their own from home, to add to Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature’s permanent record of our preferences, our possibilities, our world.

The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet
Annabel Wilson. We warmly invite you to listen to the poem and to read it here:
https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-lite…/article/uCAaAoy.

The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet
Iona Winter. We warmly invite you to listen to the poem and to read it here: 
https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-lite…/article/dBgIVex.
    

 

The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet
Jenny Powell. We warmly invite you to listen to the poem and to read it here: 
https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-lite…/article/xpW7L0b.  

 

The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet
Laura Williamson. We warmly invite you to listen to the poem and to read it here: 
https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/vVk7Ehq.

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The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet
Sophia Wilson. 
We warmly invite you to read and listen to the following poems here:

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The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet Roger Leslie. 
We warmly invite you to read and listen to the following poem here:
 
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The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet
Andrea Malcolm. 
We warmly invite you to read and listen to the poem here: 
 
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The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet David Howard.
We warmly invite you to read and listen to the poem here: 
https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/tNvznWF
 
The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet
Emma Neale. 
We warmly invite you to listen to the poems and to read them here:
 
 The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet Ko Jin Ha from
Wonju City of Literature in South Korea. 
We warmly invite you to listen to the poem and to read it here: 
https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/apu32Or 
You will also find a PDF of the original
Poem in Korean attached. 
Poem read by Emily Heath
 
The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet 
Jeong Gwang Ho from Wonju City of Literature in South Korea. 
We warmly invite you to listen to the poem and to read it here: 
https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/JHbCh9n
 
You will also find a PDF of the original Poem in Korean attached.  
Poem read by Siena Shotwell

The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet 
Lara Sanderson.
We warmly invite you to listen to her poems and to read them 
here: https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/RsvVF2r
and here: https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/qysCTRi

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The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet
Victor Billot. We warmly invite you to listen to the poem and to read it here: 
https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/Ppbva1z
 
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The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet
Anna Smith. We warmly invite you to listen to the poem and to read it here: 
https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/l5yEhJU
 

The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet 
Jilly O'Brien. We warmly invite you to listen to the poem and to read it here:
https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/C2d5pOU.
 

The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet 
Krisztina Rita Molnár from Budapest, Hungary. We warmly invite you to listen to the poem and to read it here: 
https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/jK51CSf  
There is a copy of the poem in Hungarian in the attachments.
 
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The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet
Anna Holmes. We warmly invite you to listen to the poem and to read it here: 
https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/dqTEvnv
 
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The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet
Georgia Merton. We warmly invite you to listen to the poem and to read it here: 
https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/t1LbbLR
The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet 
Melanie McKerchar. We warmly invite you to listen to the poem and to read it here: 
https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/hkMiXHZ

 
 


The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet Jenny Longstaff.
We warmly invite you to read and listen to the poem, read by Rebecca Rowe here:
https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/ewVkhup
Jenny has also submitted a second poem, Lines of Communication, which you can read here: 
https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/wRrsGIp

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The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet
Duncan Eddy. We warmly invite you to listen to the poem and to read it here: 
https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/hMxUzgM

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The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet
Kate O'Gorman. We warmly invite you to listen to the poem and to read it here: 
https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/Yg29UMD

The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet
Jane Bloomfield. We warmly invite you to listen to the poem and to read it here: 
https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/ldAbsgN

The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet
Anna Hoek-Sims. We warmly invite you to listen to the poem and to read it here: 
https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/sGUhH9s

 

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The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet
Scotia Gilroy from Krakow UNESCO City of Literature in Poland.
We warmly invite you to listen to the poem and to read it here: 
https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/9KWsb5T

 

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The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet
Sergei Gogin from Ulyanovsk UNESCO City of Literature in Russia.
We warmly invite you to listen to the poem and to read it here: 
https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/7HNYmiQ

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The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet
Annie Villiers. We warmly invite you to listen to the poem and to read it here: 
https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/zPwYFle
 

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The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet
Ariana Sutton. 
We warmly invite you to listen to the poems and to read them here:
Scrambling: https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/tMwBYzq
Silt: https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/HOF6ags 
 

The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet
Natasha Brooks from Birmingham, UK. 
We warmly invite you to read and listen to the poem here:
https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/ymU2naG
 

The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet
Paul Williamson from Pender Island, BC, Canada. We warmly invite you to listen to the poem and
to read it here: https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/nlr0Oew
 
 
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The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet
Bethany Roger.
 We warmly invite you to listen to the poem and to read it here: 
https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/7On54IM
 
The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet
Michelle Elvy. 
We warmly invite you to listen to the poem and to read it here: 
https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/MQPmYdi
 

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The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet
Robert Free. 
We warmly invite you to listen to the poem and to read it here:
https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/oH4sTQ8
 

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The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet
John Russell-Hodge 
We warmly invite you to listen to the poem and to read it here:
https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/twOt4Ei
 

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The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet
Rebecca Rowe. 
We warmly invite you to listen to the poem and to read it here:
https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/tNjxWah 
 

 

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The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet
Trevor Landers. 
We warmly invite you to read and listen to the poem here:
https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/H15gvHh
 

 
The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet 
Kirstie McKinnon. We warmly invite you to read and listen to the poem here:
https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/Y6qHXOp

The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet 
Dorothy Howie. We warmly invite you to read and listen to the poem, read by Erik Kennedy here: 
https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/iJj5fjT
 
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The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet Kay McFarlane.
We warmly invite you to read and listen to the poem, read by Zelda Boyd here: 
https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/tqWbU2f
 
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The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet
Erika Fazekasne Szabjan from Ozd, Hungary. 
We warmly invite you to read and listen to the poem
read by Grace Bentley, here: 
https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/FalVZiu
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The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet
Rosie Copeland. 
We warmly invite you to read and listen to the poem,
read by Isobel Smith here: 
https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/IFcsu6U

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The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet
Manuela M J T from Osnabrück, Germany
We warmly invite you to read and listen to the poem
here: https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/jE0iPT1

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The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet 
Bettina K from Osnabrück, Germany. 
We warmly invite you to read and listen to the poem 
here: https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/8mlpoC9

 

The Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Possibilities Project is proud to celebrate poet 
Anna Williams. 
We warmly invite you to read and listen to the poem read by Dylan Rimmer
here: https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/4A2b9LY
 

 

 

Inspired by Wislawa Szymborska’s poem ‘Possibilities’ Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature in partnership
with Liz Breslin created the opportunity for writers to share their possibilities during the time of lockdown. 
Here is Liz’s recording of the poem she wrote while on a Cities of Literature residency in Kraków that was the 
catalyst for the ‘Possibilities Project’. https://hail.to/dunedin-unesco-city-of-literature/article/wDkax1b

 

 

In Wisława Szymborska's poem ‘Possibilities’ the winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature writes
about what she prefers - as an individual and in the world. Her poem captured the imagination of writers
everywhere who contributed to the ‘Possibilities Project’. Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature would like to
thank everyone who participated and as a thank you for this support,
Cecylia Klobukowska will read Wislawa’s poem in the original Polish.
 

In Wisława Szymborska's poem ‘Possibilities’ the winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature writes
about what she prefers - as an individual and in the world. Her poem captured the imagination of writers
everywhere who contributed to the ‘Possibilities Project’. Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature would like to
thank everyone who participated and as a thank you for this support,
Cecylia Klobukowska will read Wislawa’s poem in English.
                                                                                      
           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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