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Ivo Svetina


Ivo Svetina

Ivo Svetina (1948, Slovenia) is a poet, playwright, essayist and translator. He worked as a dramaturg and Programme Editor at RTV Slovenia and as a dramaturg and Artistic Director at Slovensko mladinsko gledališče (Mladinsko Theatre). He was State Undersecretary at the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and Director of the National Theatre Museum of Slovenia in Ljubljana. Ivo Svetina has been President of the Slovene Writers’ Association since December 2014 till June 2018 and is a member of the Slovene PEN Centre. He has published 20 poetry books, written several plays, children’s stories, as well as essays on poetry, theatre and drama, and received several prizes and honourable mentions for his literary work, including the Zlata Ptica Award, the Prešeren Fund Award, three Slavko Grum Awards, Veronika's Award and Jenko's Award.

Athena Farrokhzad


Athena Farrokhzad

Athena Farrokhzad (1983, Sweden) lives in Stockholm. Her debut collection of poetry titled Vitsvit (White Blight) was published in 2013 and circles around the topics of language, desire and heritage within a context of revolution, war, migration and racism. It has been translated into many languages and staged several times as a play. Her second book, Trado, published in 2016, is a collaboration with the Romanian poet Svetalana Cârstean. Farrokhzad is also a literary critic, playright and teacher of creative writing. She has translated writers such at Marguerite Duras, Nicole Brossard, Jacqueline Woodson and Adrienne Rich to Swedish.

Wang Yin


Wang  Yin

Wang Yin (1962, China) is a poet, writer, photographer and journalist. In 2005, he published a collection of his best poems spanning a time period of 20 years. He followed this critically acclaimed collection with Limelight, a 2015 publication that combines new poems with the works included in the 2005 collection. Limelight (Hui guang deng) was awarded the Jiangnan Poetry Award and Dong Dang Zi poetry Award. He participated at numerous international literature and poetry festivals. and reading events. In 2012 he initiated a poetry program called “Poetry Comes to the Museum,” which invites important poets, domestic and international, to give talks and poetry readings at the Minsheng Art Museum in Shanghai. Since the program’s inception, 50 poets have participated in its regularly scheduled events. The project won the‘Cultural China Yearly Award’by Oriental Morning Post.