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Cyprus poems will be read out on Saturday May 5 at 2:30 pm at the Goethe-Institut
2007-05-04 09:31:13

European Poetry in Motion® Public Arts Project

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the European Union and the cultural diversity of Europe, all 27 European Union member states and the European Commission in Washington, DC, are launching an ambitious literary project titled European Poetry in Motion® on May 1.

On May 5 from 2 – 7 p.m., the Goethe-Institut will host a poetry marathon in which representatives of each EU member state will read their country’s poems followed by the English translation. Cyprus’ poems will be read at 2:30pm. The event will be moderated by poet Ernie Wormwood. The Goethe-Institut is located at 812 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001.

A total of 135 poems, five from each country in both their original language and in English, will be also be on display inside Metro buses during the month of May. Additional advertising for this project will be featured on the outside of buses and in Metro stations.

The project’s website, www.europeanpoetryinmotion.eu, features all the poems, author biographies, country information and more. The site will be available for information and as an educational resource for one year.

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