1st Balkan Poetry Marathon

1st Balkan Poetry Marathon

The online magazine BALKAN CULTURE www.cultureofbalkans.com, in the context of its activities for the promotion of Balkan Culture, organizes the 1st Balkan Poetry Marathon.
The event will be remote and will take place on March 31, 2021 on Wednesday and start time 19:00 via YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvbM3M3ZMoY

Well-known 17 poets from 12 countries will read their poems themselves from the original (with simultaneous translation into English) and will form a creative union of emotions-questioning-agony-hope.

The poets participate (in alphabetical order)

  • Adriana Pavel – Romania
  • Altay Öktem – Turkey
  • Aleksandar Miladinović – Serbia
  • Antej Jelenic – Croatia
  • Eleni Kofterou – Greece
  • Elias Fraggakis – Greece
  • Emilio Paz – Peru
  • Fahredin Shehu – Kosovo
  • Fotini Vassilopoulou – Greece
  • Ina Ivanova – Bulgaria
  • Jovana Marojevic – Montenegro
  • Costas Gouliamos – Greece
  • Maklena Nika – Albania
  • Nikolaos Vlahakis – Greece
  • Theodoros Stavrianopoulos – Greece
  • Sabahudin Hadžialić Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Vladimir Martinovski – Northern Macedonia

The 1st Balkan Poetry Marathon aspires to contribute to the strengthening of the image of poetry, but also to the interaction and acquaintance of the peoples of the Balkans. The Balkans, a crossroads of cultures and trade, have always functioned positively in change and in the “foreign”. Always welcoming and tolerant in a unique multicolor, with a variety of languages, religions and ethnicities. So even in this Poetry Marathon the plus one participation from the distant Peru is not something so outside the Balkans.

The main speaker of the event will be the Vice Rector of the University of Peloponnese, Professor George Andreiomenos.

Co-organizers of the 1st Balkan Poetry Marathon are the Peloponnese Region of Greece and the Municipality of Kalamata.

Sponsors of the event are the Balkan Institute of Entrepreneurship, the Chamber of Messinia, Cultural Foundation “Routes of the Olive Tree” and the HOUSE by PHAOS Multipurpose Center for Entrepreneurship and Culture.

Communication sponsors are the BALKAZAAR (Bucharest) and BALKANIA TERRA INGOGNITA (Thessaloniki) websites, the MessiniaLive news station (Kalamata), the KALAMATAJOURNAL news website (Kalamata) and the BOTIMET TOENA publishing house (Tirana).

The online magazine www.cultureofbalkans.com promotes works and events of artists, and publishes articles on arts and culture (info@cultureofbalkans.com)