The International Poetry Festival in Medellin (Festival de Poesía de Medellín)



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Country and Region ColombiaAntioquia
Type of Festival Literary
Location of Festival Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
Festival Contact Information

Festival de Poesía de Medellín
Carrera 50 A # 60-22,
Barrio Prado Centro,
Medellín, Colombia
Phone: +0574 2549495
Phone/fax: +0574 5421988
Email: festivalpoesiamedellin@yahoo.es, or
poetryfestivalmedellin@yahoo.es

Festival Description

Since 2002 the festival has promoted Colombian poetry as a means of bringing humanity and peace to the Colombian people. Each year new poets are added to the roster of poets as part of the Colombian section of Poetry International of The Netherlands. In 2006 the Poetry Festival of Medellin won the Right Livelihood Award at Alternative Nobel Prize.

Festival Dates July 6 - 13, 2013
Festival Links

http://festivaldepoesiademedellin.org
http://colombia.poetryinternationalweb.org/

Festival Events:

Programming 2013:
  • The 23rd annual International Poetry Festival of Medellin will be held from 6 to 13 July 2013, a symbol of resistance possible through the virtues of the poetic word that represents and unites us, to help transform places of fratricidal violence into spaces for coexistence and the celebration of life.
    With the participation of 60 poets from 45 countries, from the far corners of the Earth, this new version of the festival will be dedicated to the poetic experience for the re-signification of Myth as memory that is foundational knowledge and of Utopia as acting reality that leads to a new humanism, freed from all the mistakes that sunk us into inequality and exclusion.
    Myth as the supplier of a great legacy that must be preserved because it reminds us of the original flame that lights the path to the human experience reconciled with the world and its gifts, included in the processes of cultural growth and social justice.
    In this perspective, the 23rd International Poetry Festival will appear in 150 cultural venues in the city of Medellín, municipalities in the metropolitan area, some municipalities of Antioquia, some cities of Colombia and locations at low-income neighborhoods, victims of violence and exclusion, with performances that are poetry readings by Colombian poets and poets from all around the world.
    There will also be educational activities such as courses, workshops and conferences, in the context of the 17th International Schoolof Poetry. There will be an alternative program which will involve artists from different areas of art. The anthology of poems of poets participating in the Festival, printed in Volume 95 of the Poetry Journal named Revista Prometeo, will also be presented and distributed.
Poets 2013:
  • Jorge Fondebrider (Argentina)
  • Les Wicks (Australia)
  • Leonard Nolens (Belgium)
  • Thiago de Mello (Brazil)
  • Werewere Liking (Cameroon/Cote D’Ivoire)
  • José Luis Hopffer Almada (Cape Verde)
  • Javier Bello (Chile)
  • Jidi Majia (Popular Republic of China)
  • Juan Manuel Roca (Colombia)
  • Santiago Mutis (Colombia)
  • Samuel Vásquez (Colombia)
  • Carlos Vásquez (Colombia)
  • Álvaro Marín (Colombia)
  • Lucía Estrada (Colombia)
  • Tallulah Flores (Colombia)
  • Oscar González (Colombia)
  • Eufrasio Guzmán (Colombia)
  • Amparo Inés Osorio (Colombia)
  • Víctor Raúl Jaramillo (Colombia)
  • Orietta Lozano (Colombia)
  • Daniel Jimenez(Colombia)
  • Edgar Trejos (Colombia)
  • Robinson Quintero (Colombia)
  • Luis Fernando Macías (Colombia)
  • Oscar Cruz (Cuba)
  • Gilbert Bacilio (Curacao)
  • Antonio Preciado (Ecuador)
  • María Clara Sarupi (Ecuador)
  • Saba Kidane (Eritrea)
  • Bewketu Seyoum (Etiopía)
  • Gérard Noiret (France)
  • Richard Gwyn (Gales)
  • Monika Rinck (Germany)
  • Rigas Kappatos (Greece)
  • Josaphat-Robert Large (Haiti)
  • K. Satchidanandan (India)
  • Goenawan Mohamad (Indonesia)
  • Moya Cannon (Ireland)
  • Lorna Shaughnessy (North Ireland)
  • Gerður Kristný (Iceland)
  • Tiziana Cera Rosco (Italy)
  • Lidija Dimkovska (Macedonia/Slovenia)
  • Ernest Pépin(Martinique)
  • Maria Augustina Hâncu (Moldavia)
  • Javier Siciliaz (Mexico)
  • Jeannette L. Clariond (Mexico)
  • Tanure Ojaide (Nigeria)
  • Jan Erik Vold (Noruega)
  • Anne Vegter (The Netherlands)
  • Serge van Duijnhoven (The Netherlands)
  • Aiban Wagua, (Panama, Kuna Nation)
  • Abadio Green Stocel-Manipiniktikinia (Panama, Tule-Kuna Nation)
  • Marco Martos (Peru)
  • Marra PL. Lanot (Philippines)
  • Krystyna Rodowska (Poland)
  • Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame-Hadraawi (Somalia)
  • Aitana Alberti (Spain/Argentina/Cuba)
  • Magnus William-Olsson (Sweden)
  • Ingrid Fichtner (Switzerland)
  • Gcina Mhlophe (Southafrica)
  • Maram al-Masri (Syria)
  • Mildred Kiconco Barya (Uganda)
  • William Osuna (Venezuela)
  • Nguyen Phan Que Mai (Vietnam)
  • Sainkho Namtchylak (Tuva, Russia)
Musicians 2013:
  • Edwin Berg, piano (The Netherlands)
  • Eric Surmenian, bass (France)
  • Fred dB, percussion (Belgium)
Additional programming 2013:
  • There will also be educational activities such as courses, workshops and conferences, in the context of the 17th International Schoolof Poetry. There will be an alternative program which will involve artists from different areas of art. The anthology of poems of poets participating in the Festival, printed in Volume 95 of the Poetry Journal named Revista Prometeo, will also be presented and distributed.

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