Literature Across Frontiers

Early this month I took a trip to Bulgaria to play with the fine folks of Sofia Poetics as part of the Literature Across Frontiers initiative that helps folk like me go to far-flung locales in the name of art. I made some lovely friends with some deeply talented people, including the Polish poet Tomasz Rózycki, native Sofian graphic designer Ivan Hristov and poet/bear-lover SJ Fowler, who is also responsible for filming this instance of the good people of Sofia showing me both their love and their middle fingers.

Further Reading:

Tomasz’s books are available in translation as part of the anthology Six Polish Poets from the excellent American imprint Arc Publications, check out Ivan’s portfolio and you can read SJ’s thoughts on UK poetry in conversation with the Huffington Post here.