Sunt aici

"Sunt aici cu toate gândurile mele

Şi coastele pe dos nici eu nu ştiu cum

De am rătăcit atâtea nopţi fără nume fără aer

Zgomotele se aud atât de puternic în spatele pereţilor

Şi nu pot dormi - iubirea e cea mai hâtră pânză - din nou acelaşi gust de absint ... "

("Absintheria din oraşul vechi") - Angela Baciu

duminică, 27 februarie 2011

Activist Poetry Festival "Art Attack"

Cultural association “Manifest” is launching the third edition of the international poetry contest “Art Attack”. The festival uses engaged literature as a form with the possibility of affecting public opinion and introducing positive changes in the society. After two successful editions, the festival has spread across over twenty different countries around the world and was recognized by numerous cultural institutions in Croatia and abroad.

This year’s topic is “children”. The contest is open for authors up to 30 years of age who send their works (max 3 poems) in Croatian and/or English to the e-address:
Closing date is March 15th, 2011.

The jury will choose 15 works which will be published in a bilingual poetry collection. Together with their works, authors are asked to send basic information about themselves: name and surname, date and country of birth as well as a short biography. Authors will be notified about the results by the end of March, 2011.

The festival will last for one week and will include events such as: presentation of the poetry collection, poetry readings, meetings with the awarded poets, children workshops, theatre plays and films as well as presentations of organisations participating in the project.

Awarded authors will be invited to participate in the events in Zagreb, Split and Šibenik in June 2011.