The Moscow presentation of the Poetry Readings at the New Holland Festival will gather local and international poets. The first festival will take place at New Holland in St. Petersburg and will then be held annually.
Alongside readings, lectures and discussions, the festival will publish an almanac with the texts of its participants. The project has been conceived as a creative platform for performances of local and international poets working in very different linguistic and stylistic manners. The project’s main goal is to fill the shortage of international literary festivals in Russia and introduce contemporary poetry to the broader audience.
This year Poetry Readings at the New Holland Festival is organized by Mark Shatunovsky and Dmitry Golynko and divided into two panels, which represent different views on the structure of the modern poetic space and the issues that dominate in poetry.
Visitors will hear poems by Yuri Arabov, Polina Barskova, Charles Bernstein, Ivan Zhdanov, Maxim Zhukov, Katya Kapovich, Igor Karaulov, Eugene Ostashevsky, Vanessa Place, Alexey Porvin, Vitaly Pukhanov, and Alexander Skidan. Learn more at www.newhollandsp.com.