Poetic Encounters from UNESCO Cities of Literature

To mark the XII UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) Meeting in Krakow and Katowice, UNESCO City of Literature have contributed to the project ‘Poetic Encounters’, initiated by Heidelberg UNESCO City of Literature and Fabriano UNESCO City of Crafts and Folk Art, to produce a specially bound and printed anthology celebrating literature and its vital place in world culture. Contributing to the book, the Icelandic poets Bragi Ólafsson and Soffía Bjarnadóttir were filmed as they wrote a literary piece of art in Icelandic on the Fabriano paper for the book. Bragi Ólafsson wrote his poem Twenty lines about the City and Soffía Bjarnadóttir wrote her poem Beauty advances. 

The recording took place in Gröndalshouse in January 2018. 

Filmed by Tjarnargata.