Multipoetry Krakow. Trinidad Gan

Multipoetry Cracovia

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 GruiaÁngeles MoraMónica DoñaJuan Carlos FriebeTrinidad GanErika Martínez and Virgilio Cara.

On 9 October 2015 a poem by Trinidad Gan  was projected:

En mi mano, una telaraña de signos.
No recuerdo, vano acróbata,
que llegar a romperse
es privilegio humano.
In.tensa-mente vivo.

 

In my hand, a web of signs.
I don’t remember, vain acrobat,
that to fall apart
is a human priviledge.
In-tens-ly alive.

 

Trinidad Gan (b. Granada, 1960) wrote Las señas del pirata, a poetry collection/plaquette published by Cuadernos del Vigía in 1999. She was invited to read her work at the seventh Women Poets Meeting held in Granada in November 2002 and at the Costa Rica International Poetry Festival in 2014. He latest collections of poetry are: Fin de fuga (Visor, 2008; City of Cáceres Prize); Caja de fotos (Renacimiento, 2009; Surcos Poetry Prize); and Papel ceniza (Valparaíso, 2014).