The Possibilities Project

By Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature | Posted: Saturday April 11, 2020

Join us as we collect Possibilities!

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. We invite you now to listen to these poems and write yours from home, to add to Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature’s permanent record of our preferences, our possibilities, our world.

If you’d like to ‘workshop’ your poem with Liz by email on its way to completion, let us know. Please send queries and your completed poems to CityofLiterature@dcc.govt.nz as a Word file/pdf and an audio/video file (such as a recording from a mobile phone). If you'd like somebody else to record your poem, we can arrange that too. The invitation is open to all ages, and poems are welcome any time before 30 April 2020. Your poem may be proudly published during that time on the City of Literature website and social media. We want to read, hear, see and share all the possibilities!


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