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Monday, September 29, 2008

The Second Edition of The International Poetry Festival “Oskar Pastior”, Sibiu, 2008

20 authors from 11 countries shall participate, between 2-5 October 2008, in the Second Edition of the International Poetry Festival „Oskar Pastior” in Sibiu.

The Romanian audience will have the opportunity to attend readings and debates held by Urs Allemann (Switzerland), Petr Borkovec (The Czech Republic), Inger Christensen (Denmark), Franz Josef Czernin (Austria), Jean Daive (France), Mircea Dinescu (Romania), Erwin Einzinger (Austria), Elke Erb (Germany), Antanas Gailius (Lithuania), Mugur Grosu (Romania), Mariusz Grzebalski (Poland), Christian Hawkey (USA), Felix Philipp Ingold (Switzerland), Andrzej Kopacki (Poland), Vasile Leac (Romania), Herta Müller (Germany), Monika Rinck (Germany), Ana Ristovic (Serbia), Ulf Stolterfoht (Germany), Uljana Wolf (Germany). The festival will end with a double concert held by M. A. Numminen (Finland) and Ada Milea (Romania).

With the second edition of the festival will be released the anthology of last year’s festival, published by Art Publishing House, which includes the authors invited to the 2007 edition: Urs Allemann (Switzerland), Mircea Cărtărescu (Romania), Bora Čosič (Croatia), Caius Dobrescu (Romania), Oswald Egger (Austria), Nora Iuga (Romania), Mirela Ivanova (Bulgaria), Michael Donhauser (Austria), Bodo Hell (Austria), Ryszard Krynicki (Poland), Ulf Stolterfoht (Germany), Matthew Sweeney (Ireland), Aleš Šteger (Slovenia), Michèle Métail (France), Herta Müller (Germany), Raphael Urweider (Switzerland) and Otto Tolnái (Hungary/Serbia).
The anthology is bilingual (Romanian/German), it includes introductory texts signed by Horia-Roman Patapievici, Herta Müller and Ernest Wichner and is edited by Corina Bernic.

Organisers: Literaturhaus Berlin and Institutul Cultural Român

Partners: Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD, The German Cultural Centre Sibiu, Kunstrådet Danmark, Österreichisches Kulturforum, Schweizer Kulturstiftung Pro Helvetia, Stiftung Preußische Seehandlung, The Polish Institute in Bucharest.

With the support of the German Ministry of Culture and the Berlin City Hall and Senate
"Suplimentul de Cultura" published a very good introduction for the guests of this edition (in Romanian).

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