Multipoetry Krakow. Juan Carlos Friebe
Between August 2014 and December 2015 the KraKow UNESCO City of Literature progamme organised a “multipoetry” project that involved the other UCCN Cities of Literature, furthering the network’s objectives for international cooperation. The project, titled Krakow Multipoetry, consists of the first few days of each month (with each day being allocated a different city, from the 1st to the 10th) being devoted to enabling the Cities of Literaqture to project poetry, in English and Polish, onto the walls of one of the best-known buildings in the city’s old quarter: the Potocki building on Bracka Street.
Granada joined the project in June 2015, with ten poets participating, from which Krakow chose seven before the project ended in December de 2015: Ioana Gruia, Ángeles Mora, Mónica Doña, Juan Carlos Friebe, Trinidad Gan, Erika Martínez and Virgilio Cara.
On 9 July 2015 a poem by Juan Carlos Friebe was projected:
Amar. Amar sin rumbo.
Amar a la deriva.
To love. To love uncharted.
To love adrift.
Juan Carlos Friebe (b. Granada, 1968) is a poet and the author of Anecdotario, Poemas perplejos, Aria contra coral, Las briznas, Hojas de morera, Poemas a quemarropa as well as Antagonía, a selection of poems and text translated into Greek by Nancy Angeli, and the libretto of the stage poem Las bacantes: geometría del desconcierto under the direction of the artist Jaime García, with a score composed by Frano Kakarigi. Between 2008 and 2011 he coordinated events under the Encuentros umbrella at the library of the Federico García Lorca Chair at the University of Granada, in partnership with the Andalusian Library. He also led the chat E-Multipoetry in Spain between 2009 and 2010.