poetry

    • Verses by Attilio Bertolucci in Sofia's subway

      Verses by Attilio Bertolucci in Sofia's subway

      The Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) in Sofia, Bulgaria, will take part in the fifth edition of the initiative Poetry on the subway. It is an EUNIC event that makes the works of the greatest European poets known to passengers on the Sofia subway. Until 20 December, the verses will be present in the subway cars, in their original language and in Bulgarian.

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    • Bulgarian poetess wins high award in Paris

      Bulgarian poetess wins high award in Paris

      Bulgarian poetess Aksinia Mihaylova won France's prestigious national award for poetry Prix Max Jacob 2020. She received the prize for her collection of poems Le baiser du temps (The Kiss of Time). “At last, good news comes in these sad and insecure days,” Mihaylova wrote on Facebook and added that the awarding ceremony which had to take place in the Centre National du Livre was cancelled due to the declared state of emergency and quarantine imposed because of the coronavirus.  

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    • Boiko Lambovski: Poetry is a virtuosic play with words

      Boiko Lambovski: Poetry is a virtuosic play with words

      They say that poets are prophets. At the onset of 2020 we are talking with poet Boiko Lambovski about the future and the chances for restoring the wholeness of the world. Whether poetry is sometimes more real than the reality in which we are living? And if poetry is not an escape, could then our eternal quests be the way out? Poetry is a part of the literary history and of civilisation, but it is also part of our inner yearning, says Bulgarian poet Boiko Lambovski in an interview to ArtSofia.bg.

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    • Germain Droogenbroodt: Poetry elevates human spirit

      Germain Droogenbroodt: Poetry elevates human spirit

      We are living in an egotistic society where all artistic manifestations are dominated by love of gain. French poet Jean-Pierre Simeon wrote a book titled Poetry will Save the World. I don't feel all that optimistic, but I believe that poetry does have healing power. Some poems heal thanks to their beauty, others due to their philosophical charge, says Belgian poet Germain Droogenbroodt in an interview to ArtSofia.bg.

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