18 March 2014 Press entryphone – hear a poet speaking

A special entryphone has been installed at the door of Nowa Prowincja Café (3-5 Bracka Street) – Poetry entryphone. When you push the button you will hear renowned poets reading their poems: Ewa Lipska, Adam Zagajewski, Ryszard Krynicki, Bronisław Maj and others. But this is not all. You will also have the opportunity to hear archive recordings of Wisława Szymborska and Czesław Miłosz. This opportunity is offered on the 10th anniversary of one of the city’s best-known literary cafés. So now, thanks to the title of UNESCO City of Literature granted to Krakow last October, literature will be everywhere , to be heard even on the entryphone.

It is a joint project of the Krakow Festival Office and Nowa Prowincja. Most recordings have been made available courtesy Wydawnictwo a5 publishers. Other project partners are Radio Krakow and the Wisława SzymborskA Foundation. The project draws inspiration from Anna Maraj’s installation under the Miłosz Year 2011. Under that project an entryphone was installed at6/5 a Bogusławskiego Street, the Czesław Miłosz’s last residence address, to symbolically open the door to the poet’s apartment.


Once again, we are glad to remind our readers that last year Krakow was awarded the prestigious title of the UNESCO City of Literature, thus joining the elite group of six cities which had been honoured earlier with this title (Edinburgh, Melbourne, Iowa City, Dublin, Reykjavik and Norwich).