Who are the foreign guests of the upcoming International Poetry Festival in Bucharest?

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Over 60 guests from abroad are coming to the 10th edition of the Bucharest International Poetry Festival (FIPB), due May 13-19. From classics such as Ko Un, the most important South Korean poet, a four-time Nobel nominee, Marco Antonio Campos, one of the most awarded Mexican poets of the moment or Michel Deguy, winner of the most prestigious literary awards in the French speaking cultural space to authors on the rise like Robert Prosser (Austria), Krystyna Dąbrowska (Poland) of the experimental poetry or Usha Akella (India), the festival is ready to provide the public with the most varied events, from public poetry reading sessions, to Poetry-Face To Face dialogues or performances.

“Like in the previous years, the experimental night session this year, called Euphonia, is back with a new selection of acoustic, visual, performative and intermedia poetry, absolute premieres and other events especially designed for the event. Nine poets, Romanian and foreign artists and musicians will perform, by exploring the growing dynamic and hybrid extensions of this contemporary creation: multilingualism, shamanism, vocal and gesture improvisation, conceptual, video and electronic poetry. I would like to mention the presence of a legendary figure of the experimental poetry in Eastern Europe, Katalin Ladik, born in Novi Sad in 1942, whose work includes not only written, sound and visual poetry, but also performance, new music, theatre, film and radio theatre plays. It will be a rare chance to see her performing on stage at Apolo 111 and talking about her art in a meeting with the readers at Tranzit Gallery on May 15, at 7 p.m.,”said poetess Simona Nastac, curator of the project.

One of the most important sections are those dedicated to the foreign guests and to over 100 Romanian poets within a series of public reading sessions held at the Central University Library “Carol I” on 88 Calea Victoriei on a daily basis.

Mexican poet Marco Antonio Campos is special guest on May 13, while on May 15 the guests are: Ko Un (South Koreea), Usha Akella (India), Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin (Ireland), Jean-Marc Desgent (Canada), Călin-Andrei Mihăilescu (Canada/Romania), Federico Díaz-Granados (Columbia), Elena Fanailova (Russia),  Aksinia Mihaylova (Bulgaria), Karin Peschka (Austria), Fiona Sampson (UK) and Jaromír Typlt (Czech Republic).

Juan Carlos Abril (Spain), Gale Burns (UK), Krystyna Dabrowska (Poland), Czeslaw Dźwigaj (Poland), Nuno Júdice (Portugal), Dennis Maloney (USA), Riri-Sylvia Manor (Israel/Romania), Thomas McCarthy (Ireland), Albert Mestres (Spain), Adam Puslojić (Serbia), Zurab Rtveliashvili (Georgia/Sweden), Hellmut Seiler (Germany/Romania), Chris Tănăsescu (Canada/Romania), Andrei Zanca (Germany/Romania) are scheduled on May 16.

The last day of the public reading sessions on May 17 is dedicated to the “Romania-France Season”, with several French poets attending: Michel Deguy, Marilyne Bertoncini, Werner Lambersy, Françoise Coulmin, Laurine Rousselet, Guy Goffetteprecum and Rodica Draghincescu (France / Romania).

Theatre has a special place at the 10th edition of the poetry festival in the Romanian Capital, presenting three night performances: two signed by Matei Vișniec and one inspired by Nina Cassian’s texts.

The list of the Romanian guests includes: Gabriela Adameșteanu, Laura Albulescu, Adrian Alui Gheorghe, Daniel Bănulescu, Romulus Bucur, Florea Burtan, Valentin Busuioc, Ionuț Calotă, Magda Cârneci, Svetlana Cârstean, Ruxandra Cesereanu, Aura Christi, Ion Cocora, Dan Coman, Denisa Comănescu, Ioana Crăciunescu, Laura Dan, Nichita Danilov, George Daragiu, Mina Decu, Simona Grazia Dima, Caius Dobrescu, Gellu Dorian, Andrei Dosa, Marian Drăghici, Florin Dumitrescu, Teodor Dună, Denisa Duran, Robert Elekes, Dinu Flămând, Horia Gârbea, Irina-Roxana Georgescu, Sorin Gherguț, Bogdan Ghiu, Ioana Greceanu, Raluca Ialomițeanu, Florin Iaru, Ioana Ieronim, Nora Iuga, Claudiu Komartin, Ovidiu Komlod, Simona Kessler, Vasile Leac, Iuliana Lungu, Angela Marinescu, Nicolae Mareș, Mircea Martin, Cătălina Matei, Ioan Matiuț, Clara Mărgineanu, Nicoleta Milea, Claudia Minela, Ioana Miron, Alexandru Nathan Moisii, Cosmina Moroșan, Ion Mureșan, Tiberiu Neacșu, Ioana Nicolaie, Oana Ninu, Andrei Novac, Niculina Oprea, Luca Ștefan Ouatu, Dumitru Păcuraru, Cosmin Perța, Denisa Pișcu, Dan Pleșa, Vasile Poenaru, Ioan Es. Pop, Loreta Popa, Nicoleta Popa, Bogdan O. Popescu, Simona Popescu, Maria Postu, Flaviu Predescu, Nicolae Prelipceanu, Alina Purcaru, Theodor Răpan, Livia Roșca, Andra Rotaru, Eugen Simion, Cassian Maria Spiridon, Mihaela Stanciu, Moni Stănilă, Monica Stoica, Passionaria Stoicescu, Adrian Suciu, Eugen Suciu, Robert Șerban, Daniela Șontică, Livia Ștefan, Daniela Toma, Irina Temneanu, Adriana Teodorescu, Eugenia Țarălungă, Dumitru Țepeneag, Floarea Țuțuianu, Eugen Uricaru, Alexandru Vakulovski, Radu Vancu, Lucian Vasiliu, Ioana Vintilă and George Vulturescu.

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