With poets Ana Luísa Amaral (PRT), Juri Andruchovych (UKR), Anna Davtyan (ARM), Marija Dejanović (HRV), Aslı Erdoğan (TUR & DEU, asked), Tatiana Faia (PRT & GBR), László Garaczi (HUN), Anne Haverty (IRL), Þórdís Helgadóttir (ISL), Felicitas Hoppe (DEU), Konstantina Korryvanti (GRC), Mariët Meester (NLD), Astra Papachristodoulou (GRC & GBR), Glenn Patterson (IRL), Alberto Porlan Villaescusa (Castile, ESP), Dubravka Ugrešić (NLD & HRV), Tomasz Różycki (POL), Galina Rymbu (RUS), Aleš Šteger (SVN), Nenad Veličković (SRB), Christina Viragh (HUN & CHE)
Few ancient myths are as adaptable to current feminist, anti-patriarchal, anti-colonialist or capitalist-critical discourses, as ambiguous and mutable as the story of the abduction of Europa by Zeus. The contributions are complemented by seven poets from the younger generation who are also working on retellings of the myth. Has the great utopian promise of Europe already given way to disillusionment and frustration? What hope-giving poetic narrative, what resistant counter-myths can now be set against the end of illusions? Twenty answers to these questions can be read on poesiefestival.org in mid-September.
Project leader: Felix Schiller, Matthias Kniep
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