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Inspiring Cities Museum of CityPoems

Inspiring Cities has collected many citypoems over the years, as well as organized salons with citypoets and cities doing special projects. We have two criteria for what a citypoem is: the intention must be poetic, and it must be in…

Kurt Vonnegut 1922 – 2007

Kurt Vonnegut, author, journalist, humanist and anti-war campaigner passed away on April 11th 2007, aged 84. Vonnegut, best known for his visionary science fiction work which queried the role of human, machine, time and our very existence, was inspired into…

CityPoem 91 – Utrecht (2)

In a small street just outside the old city center of Utrecht, The Netherlands, this short inspiring poem recreates the feeling of wondering the streets on a warm spring day.Poem by Virginie Driesen: een straat in de zon en…


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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 48: Orhan Kaya

The diversity in Rotterdam is a strength, that we are a leading intercultural city.How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries? What are the qualities of the city? Why are they so good? Rotterdam is a modern…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 12: Joost Menger

Rotterdam has lost its identity and culture is a way to discover a new one. Above that culture is a language between people of the whole world to understand each other. 1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in…