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Balkan Poetry Today

Balkan Poetry Today is a new literary journal from Red Hand Books and aims to make poetry from SE Europe more widely available to an English-speaking readership. Published twice a year, it will feature contemporary poetry in English translation from across SE Europe and the SEE diaspora, as well as reviews and articles on relevant subjects and prose (short fiction, memoir etc) written by poets from SE Europe.

Submissions are now open for the first edition (due to be published in mid-2017) and can be sent to balkanpoetrytodayeditor@gmail.com

You’ll find more information about submitting work here: www.facebook.com/notes/balkan-poetry-today

At this stage Balkan Poetry Today is not in a position to pay contributors or for work to be translated. Nor does it offer a translation service for poets whose work is not accepted for publication. As well as showcasing the best in contemporary Balkan poetry, the journal also seeks to build a network of creative practitioners working together to promote literature from SE Europe and to encourage cross-cultural exchange and collaboration.

Balkan Poetry Today is edited by Tom Phillips, a poet, playwright and translator whose work has been published in a wide variety of magazines and in collections including ‘Непознати Преводи/Unknown Translations’ (Scalino, 2016) and ‘Recreation Ground’ (Two Rivers Press, 2012). Much of his writing reflects his ongoing interest in SE Europe and he is engaged in a range of ongoing translation and collaborative projects including the online collaboration Colourful Star.

Balkan Poetry Today actively encourages enquiries from translators and poets interested in contributing work for possible publication – including translators in search of poets to translate and poets in search of translators. Such enquiries should also be sent to: balkanpoetrytodayeditor@gmail.com

Balkan Poetry Today is on Facebook here and you can follow BPT on Twitter @BalkanPoetryTdy

Balkan Poetry Today, November 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plymouth has a rich history of literary connections and following Michael Sullivan’s successful term as the city’s first Poet Laureate we are now seeking the next talented poet to take up this prestigious role.

Plymouth City Laureate is a two-year role offered by Plymouth City Council with the support of Plymouth Culture and Literature Works.

If you are passionate about poetry and Plymouth, and want to work to reflect the culture of the city and create new community conversations, this is the ideal role to support and develop your writing career.

The Plymouth City Laureate is an honorary post. The locally based Laureate will be commissioned to write and present bespoke poetry, enthuse and inform residents through workshops, and contribute to important civic events and festivals.

Plymouth City Council leader Tudor Evans, said: “I’m delighted that the role of Plymouth’s City Laureate has become a part of our city’s culture. We have had a fantastic start to our Laureateship with Michael Sullivan, and I’m looking forward to our new Laureate’s contribution to our community conversations. This scheme is about getting the city excited about its culture and giving it a voice.”

Tracey Guiry, Chief Executive of Literature Works, said: “It’s fantastic that Plymouth City Council continues to support the Laureateship. Poetry is an incredibly powerful medium, which asks its readers to question the deeper meanings of what is said or written. The role of the Laureate can represent voices which sometimes don’t get heard and that is always a very healthy thing for any culture to do.”

It is expected that the Poet Laureate will:

• take poetry to a variety of audiences across the city
• celebrate Plymouth’s history, culture and people through poetry, and hold an important ceremonial role
• make links with community and creative groups in Plymouth
• develop their own skills and creative practice as well as those of other local writers.

If you are passionate about poetry and Plymouth and are excited about poetry’s potential to inspire others this is a fantastic opportunity to develop your writing career.

The role will include as a minimum:

• 5 commissioned poems during the year
• Performance at specific events during the year by invitation of Plymouth City Council
• City Event to celebrate National Poetry Day in October in partnership with Literature Works, Plymouth Culture and PCC

Detailed Outcomes and targets will be agreed in consultation with the successful poet and the project Steering Group. Expenses for travel and events will be paid and it is possible that funded activity can be developed during the term.

- See more at: http://literatureworks.org.uk/opportunities/plymouth-poet-laureate/#sthash.TK79mELI.dpuf

Plymouth has a rich history of literary connections and following Michael Sullivan’s successful term as the city’s first Poet Laureate we are now seeking the next talented poet to take up this prestigious role.

Plymouth City Laureate is a two-year role offered by Plymouth City Council with the support of Plymouth Culture and Literature Works.

If you are passionate about poetry and Plymouth, and want to work to reflect the culture of the city and create new community conversations, this is the ideal role to support and develop your writing career.

The Plymouth City Laureate is an honorary post. The locally based Laureate will be commissioned to write and present bespoke poetry, enthuse and inform residents through workshops, and contribute to important civic events and festivals.

Plymouth City Council leader Tudor Evans, said: “I’m delighted that the role of Plymouth’s City Laureate has become a part of our city’s culture. We have had a fantastic start to our Laureateship with Michael Sullivan, and I’m looking forward to our new Laureate’s contribution to our community conversations. This scheme is about getting the city excited about its culture and giving it a voice.”

Tracey Guiry, Chief Executive of Literature Works, said: “It’s fantastic that Plymouth City Council continues to support the Laureateship. Poetry is an incredibly powerful medium, which asks its readers to question the deeper meanings of what is said or written. The role of the Laureate can represent voices which sometimes don’t get heard and that is always a very healthy thing for any culture to do.”

It is expected that the Poet Laureate will:

• take poetry to a variety of audiences across the city
• celebrate Plymouth’s history, culture and people through poetry, and hold an important ceremonial role
• make links with community and creative groups in Plymouth
• develop their own skills and creative practice as well as those of other local writers.

If you are passionate about poetry and Plymouth and are excited about poetry’s potential to inspire others this is a fantastic opportunity to develop your writing career.

The role will include as a minimum:

• 5 commissioned poems during the year
• Performance at specific events during the year by invitation of Plymouth City Council
• City Event to celebrate National Poetry Day in October in partnership with Literature Works, Plymouth Culture and PCC

Detailed Outcomes and targets will be agreed in consultation with the successful poet and the project Steering Group. Expenses for travel and events will be paid and it is possible that funded activity can be developed during the term.

- See more at: http://literatureworks.org.uk/opportunities/plymouth-poet-laureate/#sthash.TK79mELI.dpuf
This five-session course is open to anyone who wishes to participate in playing and experimenting with poetic forms, styles, and genres. Taking a range of starting points, we will open up ideas of what poetry is, with a view to stimulating your writing and sharing in discussion. We will read poems by several writers whose writing has brought fresh impetus to poetry. Each participant will engage with a palette that may enrich or clarify their own poetry. - See more at: http://www.poetryschool.com/courses-workshops/face-to-face/poetry-studio--spring-2016.php#sthash.I684crwF.dpuf
This five-session course is open to anyone who wishes to participate in playing and experimenting with poetic forms, styles, and genres. Taking a range of starting points, we will open up ideas of what poetry is, with a view to stimulating your writing and sharing in discussion. We will read poems by several writers whose writing has brought fresh impetus to poetry. Each participant will engage with a palette that may enrich or clarify their own poetry. - See more at: http://www.poetryschool.com/courses-workshops/face-to-face/poetry-studio--spring-2016.php#sthash.I684crwF.dpuf
This five-session course is open to anyone who wishes to participate in playing and experimenting with poetic forms, styles, and genres. Taking a range of starting points, we will open up ideas of what poetry is, with a view to stimulating your writing and sharing in discussion. We will read poems by several writers whose writing has brought fresh impetus to poetry. Each participant will engage with a palette that may enrich or clarify their own poetry. - See more at: http://www.poetryschool.com/courses-workshops/face-to-face/poetry-studio--spring-2016.php#sthash.I684crwF.dpuf
This five-session course is open to anyone who wishes to participate in playing and experimenting with poetic forms, styles, and genres. Taking a range of starting points, we will open up ideas of what poetry is, with a view to stimulating your writing and sharing in discussion. We will read poems by several writers whose writing has brought fresh impetus to poetry. Each participant will engage with a palette that may enrich or clarify their own poetry. - See more at: http://www.poetryschool.com/courses-workshops/face-to-face/poetry-studio--spring-2016.php#sthash.I684crwF.dpuf
This five-session course is open to anyone who wishes to participate in playing and experimenting with poetic forms, styles, and genres. Taking a range of starting points, we will open up ideas of what poetry is, with a view to stimulating your writing and sharing in discussion. We will read poems by several writers whose writing has brought fresh impetus to poetry. Each participant will engage with a palette that may enrich or clarify their own poetry. - See more at: http://www.poetryschool.com/courses-workshops/face-to-face/poetry-studio--spring-2016.php#sthash.I684crwF.dpuf
This five-session course is open to anyone who wishes to participate in playing and experimenting with poetic forms, styles, and genres. Taking a range of starting points, we will open up ideas of what poetry is, with a view to stimulating your writing and sharing in discussion. We will read poems by several writers whose writing has brought fresh impetus to poetry. Each participant will engage with a palette that may enrich or clarify their own poetry. - See more at: http://www.poetryschool.com/courses-workshops/face-to-face/poetry-studio--spring-2016.php#sthash.I684crwF.dpuf
This five-session course is open to anyone who wishes to participate in playing and experimenting with poetic forms, styles, and genres. Taking a range of starting points, we will open up ideas of what poetry is, with a view to stimulating your writing and sharing in discussion. We will read poems by several writers whose writing has brought fresh impetus to poetry. Each participant will engage with a palette that may enrich or clarify their own poetry. - See more at: http://www.poetryschool.com/courses-workshops/face-to-face/poetry-studio--spring-2016.php#sthash.I684crwF.dpuf