The immediate outcomes of this project will be
a new network of organisations, magazines, publishers engaged in on-going exchange
a published translations of the work by young authors from the region in regional languages and English
a final meeting, a series of events in Istanbul in 2010 and the launch of a publication
Wordexpress hopes to give writers the chance to further imaginative horizons, reach new audiences, create new translations and publications, but - more than anything - learn from and about each other.
'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.