Wiersze w Mieście (Poems in the City)

Published Mon 16 Apr 2018 - By Literature Wales
Image: Ifor ap Glyn

Over a hundred thousand poems will appear around Warsaw, Poland during April 2018. Among them there is a Welsh poem by Ifor ap Glyn, National Poet of Wales. The poems are part of the Wiersze w Mieście (Poems in the City) project and surround the inhabitants of Warsaw every day and everywhere throughout April – they can be found at the outdoor museum, in bus and train stops,  and cafés, clubs and independent bookshops, as well as multimedia images.

Poems by 18 poets from countries across Europe have been selected, including Wales, Spain, Italy, Estonia, and Turkey. The theme that link the poems is Freedom and the project represents the diversity, traditions, culture and ideas of the countries. The project is organized by the European Union National Institutes of Culture and the City of Warsaw.

The poem Ceiliog Mwyalchen by Ifor ap Glyn was selected for the project and translated into Polish by Adam Zdrodowski. Ceiliog Mwyalchen, along with the other selected poems can be found on the Poems in the City website: and can be seen throughout Warsaw until 30 April 2018.