-Poetry in Bratislava

18th September, 2010

Six poets – Nurduran Duman (Turkey), Giorgos Chantzis (Greece), Elena Hidvéghyova,Yung (Slovakia), Zaza Koshkadze (Georgia), Tom Pow (Scotland), Richard Gwyn(Wales) – are gathering in Slovakia with facilitator Robyn Marsack from the Scottish Poetry Library to translate each others poems, discuss what makes a poem a poem, and enjoy the hospitable calm of Bratislava.

The workshop, hosted by the Literature Information Center, will conclude with a multilingual reading at Panta Rhei on Friday 18th.


'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.