Skopje 2009


Literary Evening

ArtCafe Mala Stanica

Eleven authors from the Word Express will be participating in a reading in Skopje. Raman Mundair (Great Britain), Mirt Komel(Slovenia), Marko Pogačar (Croatia), Mima Simić (Croatia), Efe Duyan (Turkey) will be joining Macedonian authors Jovica Ivanovski, Xhabir Deralla, Elizabeta Bakovska, Igor Isakovski, Aleksandra Dimitrova and Rumena Bužarovska.

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'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.