Jasmina Topić was born in 1977 in Pančevo. She writes poetry and literary reviews. Her published collections are Sunflowers: Portrait for the day, Pension Metamorphosis, Romanticism and The quiet renewal of the summer. She participated in the first Biennale of young artists from Europe and Mediterranean in 2003, was selected for the CEI fellowship awarded by the Vilenica Festival in 2006 and for the KulturKontakt residency programme in 2008. Jasmina Topić is the editor of Manuscripts, an anthology of poetry and short stories by young authors from the former Yugoslavia, and co-editor of arts magazine Kvartal.
'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.