-Sofia Poetics

Vassilis Amanatidis at Sofia Poetics Festival
Vassilis Amanatidis reading at Sofia Poetics Festival

29th - 31st August,

Word Express poets Yaprak Oz (Turkey), Vassilis Amanatidis (Greece) and Radu Vancu (Romania) are attending  the Sofia Poetics International Poetry Festival where they will read together with the Bulgarian poets Kamelia Spassova, Maria Kalinova and Ivan Hristov

29 August 2010, 4pm
Poetry readings and music on an outdoor stage in Borisov Gardens, Sofia's central park

30 August 2010, 6pm
Special reading with the festival's foreign guests on an outdoor stage in the park in front of the National Palace of Culture. After the reading, there will be a short discussion on the topic "What can we do with poetry in an urban setting?"

Information on the festival in Bulgarian: http://sofiapoetics.eu


'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.