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December 8, 2010

Web streaming poetry, an international anthology in Serbian and original languages

Filed under: anonymous, relational poetry — Tags: , , , , , — razvan @ 10:46 am

After many months of hard work the multilingual anthology 11 9 Web Streaming Poetry was launched. 119 poets in 43 unique languages were selected for this project.  The Web Streaming Poetry publication includes the poems in their original language and in Serbian translation. We bring together poems of 100 poets from all over under the AUROPOLIS label as a book and online.

The anthology includes poems by Charles Simić, Ida Börjel, Uljana Wolf, Jacques Darras and many more contemporary poets from all around the world.

Cultural Center “Parobrod” in Belgrade hosted on 7th December a little intro talk and spoken word-audio-visual performance involving local artists (musicians and video makers) in order to promote “119 web streaming poetry” . This is an anthology of contemporary poetry published by Tzveta Sofronieva for the poetry collection and Ana Seferović for the web portal supported by SUPERNOVA artistic platform for integration of poetry, music and visual arts, within the AUROPOLIS Association of Multimedia Artists, based in Belgrade and engaged in the promotion, organization and dissemination of arts and literature in transcultural networks throughout Europe.

The project also involves Internet readings integrated with music and visual arts. These will be organized over Skype in the studio of NOVI RADIO BEOGRAD Internet radio station (www.nrbg.rs), every Friday from 10 p.m. to midnight, in the Soundbridging show hosted by Manja Ristić. The participation of the poets could be both live or recorded, depending on individual preferences of the poets and audio-visual artists. All files will be uploaded on SUPERNOVA platform web portal.  The final stage is a public performance which will be held as a presentation of the multilingual collection of poetry next year.

Since webstreaming implies interaction between geographically distant places through Internet, the multilingual collection of poetry was dedicated to the 20th anniversary of Berlin’s wall fall and the reunification of the divided Europe. The theme chosen for anthology was divided cities, identity of cities, memory, transformation and traumas of cities… City also means citizens, as free intellectual, creative and cultural beings having to cope with the geopolitical and geoeconomic changes based in technocratic systems rather then in cultural ones. Thus poems related to personal memory and both positive and negative dynamics of surrroundings were welcome.

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