Ali Nasuh Mawasi
Ali Nasuh Mawasi was born in 1986 in Baqa al-Gharbiyye. His poems and articles have been published in various literary supplements, websites and poetry magazines. He graduated from the Orthodox Arab School in Haifa and completed his Master's degree in Arabic language and literature at the Jordanian University in Amman.
Mawasi is a graduate of the MATAN creative writing program and of the Helicon Poetry School (2005). In 2006, he was awarded the Best Article Prize by the Artistic-Cultural Union of the Jordanian Authority for Higher Education, and in 2007 he was the 'resident poet' of the Jordanian University in Amman.
'I like to use the languages of the various arts – literature, music, theatre...I think that is the spirit of the modern global era.'- poet Ivan Hristov spoke to SJ Fowler of 3AM magazine about the evolution of the contemporary Bulgarian poetry scene.
Cosmin Borza discusses the work of Romania's 'Generation 2000' poets, including Radu Vancu and Claudiu Komartin in an essay at Asymptote.
At the Sofia Poetics festival, which was organised by Word Express participant Ivan Hristov, Scottish based poet Ryan Van Winkle caught up with fellow festival guests SJ Fowler and Tomasz Rózycki. To hear Fowler and Rózycki discussing their work and reading some of their poetry, listen to the Scottish Poetry Library podcast here.