Petar Matović was born in Požega, in 1978. He graduated in Seriban Literature at the School of Philology of the University of Belgrade. He writes poetry and essays. He has published two poetry collections, Stone pieces and The Suitcases of Jim Jarmusch. He also publishes his works in magazines ( Mostovi, Književna reč Treći Trg, Letopis Matice srpske, Književni magazin, Beogradski književni časopis, Polja, Koraci, Povelja, Ulaznica). His poems have also been included in several poetry anthologies, and translated to Polish language (Magazines Portret and Fragile: Anthology of Young Serbian Poetry).
'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.