Our first Poetry events took place in and around Bucharest, Romania in 2013. Have a look and get inspired…
The Poetry Subway
On October 1st, 2013, the official end of holiday, the passengers in the Bucharest subway had a surprise on their way to work or school. The walls of an entire subway carriage had been decorated with poems carefully placed on post its, ready to be taken off and kept at home as a souvenir. In the morning, at the press conference, key opinion leaders confessed the importance poetry has in their daily lives. The surprise continued in the afternoon, when a new poetry subway brightened up the passenger’s day on their way back home. This was the first gesture through which we brought poetry closer to people.
Pay with a Poem
On October 25th, 2013, more than 6,300 people created poems or some rhymes or verses, without being artists, poets, musicians or copywriters. The poems, written down on napkins, were used as currency in exchange for a Julius Meinl coffee in many coffeehouses all over Romania, where, for an entire day, a cost of a coffee wasn’t expressed in money, but in … lyrics.
This was the first time we turned poetry into currency for a day.
Pay with a poem 2015
On Saturday, 21st of March, over 100,000 people all around the world showed that feeelings are more valuable than money.
On November 15th, 2013 Julius Meinl presents a House entirely dedicated to Poetry in Bucharest. The coffeehouse, situated in Bucharest, was equipped with a robot writing poems of our generation straight on the coffeehouse walls, all day long. Poems were written by the robot – in real time – as they arrive from consumers via a special online application from our Facebook page. Launching this space using a poet-robot shows every one of us that poetry can be relevant even in this century of speed and technology.
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