Yiannis Isidorou, was born in Pireaus in 1969. He is a visual artist and his work includes a wide range of media such as photography, video, sound design, performance and installation. He is the co-founder and editor of www.happyfew.gr [only in Greek] an e-zine on philosophy, politics and the arts. In collaboration with three fellow artists he has created intothepill ( www.intothepill.net), an artists’ platform with diverse activities and participations in Greek and international art projects and exhibitions. He has curated and co-organized many screenings and group exhibitions, as well as the Karaoke poetry Bar, a multimodal installation with poetry, video and performance for the 2007, Athens Biennial. He has also organized and taught in many seminars on photography and video art. He collaborates with the contemporary dance group Prosxima as a sound designer and composer . www.isidorou.com
'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.