Want to make an election interesting for young people? Try poetry, says Waldemar Pas, editor of the free Polish newspaper, Metro. In a campaign called, “if you are fed up with empty words, take control,” the paper challenged readers to submit funny, two-line poems supporting one of the presidential candidates in the style of the play on words used by the Polish Nobel-Prize-winning poet Wislawa Szymborska. Poems had to include the words “if” or “better.” “We were overwhelmed by the response as hundreds of readers sent poems by email," Pas said. A selection of the poems was sent to the poet’s assistant, who helped choose the best for publication.