Slađan Lipovec was born in Bjelovar in 1972. His poetry, prose and non-fiction
has appered in Croatian and foreign periodicals, as well as on Croatian
radio. He has published poetry books
Posljednja topla noć (with coauthors E. Rudan and D. Peričić, Varaždinsko
književno društvo, Varaždin, 2002),
Emily Dickinson u mom gradu (Naklada MD, Zagreb, 2003; second, extended
and electronic edition on
www.elektronickeknjige.com, 2006) and
Rijeke i mjesečine (Hrvatsko društvo pisaca /Durieux, Zagreb, 2007).
He is the editor and coauthor (with Vladimir Končar) of the interactive
Teslin dan(Agencija za školstvo RH, 2006; second edition 2007).
His works have been translated into several languages and presented in anthologies of contemporary Croatian literature. He is the executive editor of the literary magazine Quorum and is currently finishing a poetry volume and a non-fiction book.
'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.