Thursday, 7 April 2011

International Istanbul Poetry Festival, Turkey, May 2011

Usually an excellent global line up at this event and if you are lucky you might run into Orhan Pamuk's museum.

International Istanbul Poetry Festival (IIPF) will officially take place on Tuesday, 10th May - Saturday, 14th May 2011 with the participation of 40 poets from 17 countries, and is considered as the biggest international literary event in Turkey. There may still be time left to volunteer - http://www.istanbulsiirfestivali.org/en/gonullu.asp?arsiv=2011.





Poets participating previously (and whose work is celebrated) include • Adonis (Syria) • Ahmet Telli • Alan Jude Moore (Ireland) • Alex Susanna (Catalonia) • Ali Günvar (Turkey) • Anzhelina Polonskaya (Russia) • Arif Ay (Turkey) • Arif Damar • Arjen Duinker (Netherlands) • Astrid Lampe (Hollanda) • Ataol Behramoğlu (Turkey) • Ayşe Sevim (Turkey) • Baki Ayhan T. • Bayırcan Karabeyov • Betül Tarıman (Turkey) • Breyten Breytenbach (South Africa) • Cahit Koytak • Caj Westerberg (Finland) •  Joumana Haddad (Lebanon) • Kemal Eşfak Berki (Turkey) • Kemal Özer • Kerry Shawn Keys (USA) • Kim Haeng-sook (South Korea) • Lasse Söderberg (Sweden) • Leopoldo Castilla (Argentina) • Leyla Şahin • Luis Alberto de Cuenca (Spain) • Luis Garcia Montero (Spain) • Māra Zālīte (Latvia) • Can Bahadır Yüce • Carles Torner (Spain) • Celal Fedai (Turkey) • Egito Gonçalves (Portugal) • Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin (Ireland) • Emilio Coco (Italy) • Enver Ercan • Eray Canberk (Turkey) • Eyvaz Borçallı (Azerbaijan) • Fadhil Al-Azzawi (Iraq) • Fazıl Hüsnü Dağlarca • Ferida Duraković (Bosnia-Herzegovina) • Francisca Aguirre (Spain) • Frans de Haes (Belgium) • Jean Pierre Balpe (France) • Joachim Sartorius (Germany) • Joan Margarit (Catalonia) • Johannes Poethen (Germany) • Jordi Virallonga (Spain) •

1 comment:

  1. Still no sign of the line up for this festival: a glitch? I am chasing up the organisers and tourist board to find out what its status is.

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