Thessaloniki, 2009


9 Despere Street, Thessaloniki
Entrance Free

Tuesday Oct 27 th 20:30
"A sideways view"

Five contemporary poets (re)shape reality, memory and experience through the anorthodox geometry of language. Bilingual reading in Greek and the original languages. With: Katerina Iliopoulou (Greece) - Adela Greceanu (Romania) - Giorgos Chantzis (Greece) - Ivan Çristov (Bulgaria) - Vasilis Amanatidis (Greece).

Wednesday Oct 28 th  20:30
"A moment's story"
The lens of literature discovers the whole within the partial, traces history through isolated instances and rediscovers the collective behind the individual. Bilingual reading in Greek and the original languages. Film screening of Netalie Braun's  Gevald (18min) with English subtitles. With: Elias Maglinis (Greece) - Ongjen Spahic (Montenegro) - Konstantinos Tzamiotis (Greece) - Netalie Braun (Israel).

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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.