Over 100 poets from 23 countries will participate in the seventh edition of the International poetry festival in Bucharest. The festival will be held between 18-22 May and the public will be able to participate in over 20 events such as public lectures, round tables and debates.
A large number of international poets will attend the festival: Ko Un (South Korea), Marilar Aleixandre (Spain), Vladimir Djurisic (Montenegro), Menna Elfyn (UK), Catharina Gripenberg (Finland), Enes Halilovic (Serbia), Nikola Madzirov ( Macedonia), Tomasz Mielcarek (Poland), Amir Or (Israel), Alvin Pang (Singapore), Kateřina Rudčenková (Czech republic), Karlis Verdins (Latvia), Anastassis Vistonitis (Greece), Yang Lian (China), Tomomi Adachi (Japan), Jaap Blonk (Netherlands), Joël Hubaut (France), Angelika Meyer (Germany), Enzo Minarelli (Italy) and Hannah Silva (UK).
Of course, many Romanian poets will be present at this event: Matei Vișniec, Mircea Cărtărescu, Ion Mureșan, Ioana Crăciunescu, Magda Cârneci, Eugen Suciu, Gabriel Chifu, Ioan Es. Pop, Simona Popescu, Florin Iaru, Ioana Nicolaie, Marius Oprea, Robert Șerban, Pavel Șușară, Dan Mircea Cipariu, Adrian Alui Gheorghe, Svetlana Cârstean, Caius Dobrescu, Gellu Dorian, Bogdan O. Popescu, Romulus Bucur, Ioan Matiuţ, Cosmin Perţa, Teodor Dună, Mugur Grosu, Răzvan Ţupa, Ştefan Baghiu, Andrei Doboş, Ştefan Manasia, Nicoleta Popa, Nicolae Coande, Ionel Ciupureanu, Robert G. Elekes, Iulia Pană, Amelia Stănescu, Dan Coman, Ana Donţu, Sorin Gherguţ, Sorin Despot, Grigore Șoitu, Tiberiu Neacşu and Florin Dan Prodan.
Besides public lectures and round tables, there will be also musical recitals by Mircea Tiberian, Tavi Scurtu and Dan Mitrofan and a jazz and poetry marathon.