Tom Chivers is a writer, editor and live literature producer. Born 1983 in South London, he currently lives in the East End. In Spring 2008 he was the first ever Poet in Residence at The Bishopsgate Institute. His books include How To Build A City (Salt Publishing, 2009), The Terrors (Nine Arches Press, 2009) and, as editor, the anthologies Generation Txt and City State: New London Poetry (Penned in the Margins, 2006 & 2009). In September 2009 Radio 4 broadcast his documentary about the poet Barry MacSweeney. He is Director of the live literature producer and small press Penned in the Margins, and co-Director of London Word Festival. Tom has performed his work across London and at festivals in Berlin, Newcastle and Dublin.
'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.