Partners and Sponsors

The project is organised by Delta Publishing (Turkey) and Literature Across Frontiers (United Kingdom) in cooperation with:

Profil / Festival of the European Short Story (Croatia)
National Book Centre, Romanian Cultural Institute (Romania)
Helicon – Society for the Advancement of Poetry in Israel / Helicon Poetry Journal (Israel)
Inknagir Literary Magazine (Armenia)
Sarajavske Sveske / Sarajevo Notebooks: Magazine for regional culture (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Entefktirio literary magazine and Athens International Literary Festival @ Dasein Cafe (Greece)
Literaturen Vestnik magazine (Bulgaria)
Cultural Institution Blesok (Macedonia)
Karver Bookshop (Montenegro)
Treći Trg Cultural NGO and Treći Trg magazine (Serbia)


The project is co-financed by the British Council and Literature Across Frontiers (supported by Culture Programme of the European Union), with kind support from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia, Institute of the Translation of Hebrew Literature, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel, the Scottish Arts Council and Wales Arts International.

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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.