|16th International Poetry Festival began at August 24th with an opening program in Stockholm in cooperation with Romanian Cultural Institute.
Poetry Festival continued in Gotland with an intense program offering beautiful and challenging word-, dance- and visual art – all united under the sign of poetry. Between this year’s Poetry Festival participants can be found among other Mircea Cartarescu, Ann Jäderlund, Pia Tafdrup.
In cooperation with Gotland Museum the Poetry Festival is testing a new concept – poetry at the main square of Visby, - Stora Torget, where the Saint Karins spectacular church ruin became festivals´ main stage, where all the happenings of the program took place.
The Poetry Festival travelled to the South of Gotland, visiting Klintehamn Library and Vamblingo prästgård – museum of Lars Jonsson.
Ann Jäderlund / Sweden
Giannina Braschi / Puerto Rico - New York
Mircea Cartarescu / Romania
Ioana Nicolaie / Romania
Tomi Kontio / Finland
Pia Tafdrup / Denmark
Magnus William-Olsson / Sweden
Birute Mar / Lithuania
Efva Lilja / Sweden
Agnes Monus / Sweden - visual arts
Mikael Lundberg / Sweden - visual arts
Inger Johansson / Sweden - translation
Manni Kössler / Sweden - translation
Emilio Estrada / Cuba - Sweden - Musician
Roberto Arán / Chile - Sweden - Musician
Li Li / China - Sweden
Wang Jiaxin, Lan Lan, Shen Qi, Zhou qiang / China