-Reading at the Parobrod, Belgrade
Parobrod, Belgrade, 7pm
Ryan van Winkle, Faruk Šehić, Jasimna Topić, Ana Ristović, Dejan Matićand Milan Dobričić will join poetry lovers in the historic cultural centre Parobrod (Steamboat) in Belgrade, for a reading and discussions. The event will mark the start of further Word Express travels - as the poets will be travelling on East for the project's one-year celebrations in Istanbul.
'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.