During May and June 2022, visiting poet Mathias Svalina ran his DREAM DELIVERY SERVICE throughout Buffalo, New York.
Each morning, Svalina rose early to bicycle around Buffalo, delivering unique dream poems to subscribers.
In addition to delivering dreams, Svalina took up a weekly residency in Buffalo’s Reading Park at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library in downtown Buffalo, during which the public was invited to invent and write dreams with Svalina for the Reading Park’s landscape.
A selection of those dreams have now become a part of this interactive literary installation.
During each morning of a residency, poet Mathias Svalina rises early to bicycle around a city delivering a unique dream poem for each subscriber. In addition to delivering dreams, Svalina also meets weekly with members of the community at a public space to invent and write dreams with him, which ultimately become part of a literary installation.