Raining Poems in Warsaw Poland

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Discovered a really interesting video on poems and Warsaw – bombing Warsaw with poetry. I wanted to repost it and share here — from the post that I found: “Nazi Germany invaded Poland in 1939 and began a terror bombing campaign of Warsaw, the nation’s capital. In total, the Nazis dropped some 500 tons of high explosive bombs and 72 tons of incendiary bombs on Warsaw, beginning the planned destruction of the city.

Forward wind to 2009. Last August, 100,000 poems written by Polish and Chilean poets rained down on the city. The literary strike came at the hands of Casagrande, a Chilean art collective that has staged poetry bombings of other formerly bombed out cities. Dubrovnik, Guernica, Berlin, etc. Needless to say, the project marks a protest against war, a call for peace, and a celebration of poetry. The Guardian has more on last month’s poetry bombing of Berlin here.” It’s really beautiful.

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