-Translation Workshop, Turkey
Yaprak Oz, photographed by Anahit Hayrapetyan
21st - 27th June,
Buyukada Island, Turkey
Word Express writers and translators Gokcenur Celebioglu, Baris Mustecaplioglu, Yaprak Oz, Igor Isakovski, Milan Dobricic Nurduran Duman Efe Duyan and Claudiu Komartin are meeting on the island of Buyukada in Turkey to work on translations of the work of authors involved in the project. We look forward to publishing some of these translations in the autumn. This workshop is organised by Delta Publications.
You can read some samples of the work of these and other Word Express writers on the participants pages
'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.