-Days and Nights of Literature in Mangalia


      Mangalia, Romania
    6-9th June

    Almost eighteen months after they first met on the Word Express journey, Anahit Hayrapetyan, Baris Mustecaplioglu and Ognjen Spahic will be re-united at Days and Nights of Literature festival in the Black Sea resort of Mangalia, Romania.

    They join over 50 writers, translators, publishers, critics and literary press editors from Romania, Belgium, Chile, France, Germany, Israel Japan, Great Britain, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, the US and Hungary.


'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.