-4th Belgrade Book and Poetry Festival

Belgrade Book Festival

4th BELGRADE POETRY AND BOOK FESTIVAL 


15th - 21st May, 2010


Trgni se! Poezija!

ON LIGHT GENTLENESS DARKNESS
(Dušan Vukajlović)

http://trgnisepoezija.blogspot.com

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Participants:

Poets: Adam Wiedemann (Poland), Goncalo M. Tavares (Portugal), Brian Henry(USA), Igor Isakovski (Macedonia), Niall McDevitt(Great Britain), Katerina Rudcenkova (Czech Republic), Marko Pogačar (Croatia), Žarko Milenić (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Jaume C. Pons Alorda (Spain), Ana Ristović (Srbija), Milena Marković (Srbija), Jasmina Topić (Srbija), Dragan Radovančević (Srbija) and other poets and artists, participants of the accompanying program.

Translators: Biserka Rajčić, Jasmina Nešković, Novica Petrović, Danijela Jovanović, Vesna Stamenković, Tihana Hamović, Jelena Petanović and Hristina Vasić.

Special guest of this year's Festival is writer Kolja Mićević (France).

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PROGRAM:
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Saturday, 15. 05. 2010.

18h – Opening of exhibition Skladište Poezije/ Poetry Depot + Poetry Video + Word Express + DJ Presiden’ Tobama,
Cultural Center Grad, Braće Krsmanović 4

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Sunday, 16. 05. 2010.

19h – Word in Space: Exhibition of graphic pieces by Dragana Nikolić, inspired by literary texts

20h – Valve for Poetry: Jasna Milićev, Ana Seferović, Milan Dobričić, Petar Matović, Dejan Matić, Nevena Budimir, Tamara Šuškić, Dragana Nikolić, Natalija Ž. Živković, Neva Lukić, Danilo Lučić, Ivan Andonov, Čarna Popović...
buffet Ventil, Kapetan Mišina 14

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Tuesday, 18. 05. 2010.

18h – Opening of the Festival:

– Trgni se! Poezija!: Adam Wiedemann, Goncalo M. Tavares, Brian Henry, Igor Isakovski, Niall McDevitt, Katerina Rudcenkova, Marko Pogačar, Žarko Milenić, Jaume C. Pons Alorda, Ana Ristović, Milena Marković, Jasmina Topić, Dragan Radovančević

– Festival City Library: Adam Wiedemann, Brian Henry and Marko Pogačar
Cultural Center Grad, Braće Krsmanović 4

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Wednesday, 19. 05. 2010.

12h – Poet&Book: Adam Wiedemann, Brian Henry, Milena Marković, Igor Isakovski
Students Cultural Center, Kralja Milana 48

19h – ON LIGHT GENTLENESS DARKNESS (homage to poet Dušan Vukajlović): Adam Wiedemann, Goncalo M. Tavares, Brian Henry, Igor Isakovski, Niall McDevitt, Katerina Rudcenkova, Marko Pogačar, Žarko Milenić, Jaume C. Pons Alorda, Ana Ristović, Milena Marković, Jasmina Topić, Dragan Radovančević, Jasna Milićev, Dragana Mladenović, Čarna Popović and Dejan Čančarević
Studio 21, Dimitrija Tucovića 2, Pančevo

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Thursday, 20. 05. 2010.

12h – Poet&Book: Niall McDevitt, Katerina Rudcenkova, Marko Pogačar, Žarko Milenić, Jaume C. Pons Alorda and Dragan Radovančević
Belgrade City Library, Knez Mihailova 56

20h – Paul Valery: GLADIATOR – polemic Happyning: performer Kolja Mićević, guest Marta Milošević, oboe
Art pavilion Cvijeta Zuzorić, Mali Kalemegdan 1

24h – My Square: At the bar: Adam Wiedemann, Gonsclo M. Tavares, Brian Henry, Igor Isakovski, Niall McDevitt, Katerina Rudcenkova, Marko Pogačar, Žarko Milenić, Jaume C. Pons Alorda, Ana Ristović, Milena Marković, Jasmina Topić, Dragan Radovančević…
Spanish bar Casa Garcia, Kraljevića Marka 19

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Friday, 21. 05. 2010.

17h – Tea&Poetry: Poetry discussion with Festival participants
Philip&Friends, Gračanička 7

19h – Closing of the Festival:

· CURSED QUATRAINS – Happyning: performer Kolja Mićević

· Trgni se! Poezija!: Adam Widemann, Goncalo M. Tavares, Brian Henry, Igor Isakovski, Niall McDevitt, Katerina Rudcenkova, Marko Pogačar, Žarko Milenić, Jaume C. Pons Alorda, Ana Ristović, Milena Marković, Jasmina Topić, Dragan Radovančević

· presenting the Festival award

· HORKESTAR
Cultural Center Grad, Braće Krsmanović 4

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Organizers of the Festival:

Director of the Festival: Dejan Matić

Coordinator of the Festival: Milan Dobričić

Visual identity, Art Direction: TKV and Dragana Nikolić

Festival jury: Ljiljana Šop, Milutin Petrović, Milan Dobričić and Dejan Matić

Associates: Biljana Rakočević, Milena Đorđijević, Marko Kuzmanović, Jelena Dobričić and Mia Matović


News

'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.

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Cosmin Borza discusses the work of Romania's 'Generation 2000' poets, including Radu Vancu and Claudiu Komartin in an essay at Asymptote.

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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.

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