1st Balkan Poetry Marathon


1st Balkan Poetry Marathon

16 plus 1 poets from 11 plus 1 countries


The online magazine BALKAN CULTURE www.cultureofbalkans.com, in the context of its activities for the promotion of Balkan Culture, organizes the 1st Balkan Poetry Marathon. The event will be remote and will take place on March 31, 2021 on Wednesday and start time 19:00 via Facebook / culturebalkans and YouTube / culturebalkans

Well-known 17 poets from 12 countries will read their poems themselves from the original (with simultaneous translation into English) and will form a creative union of emotions-questioning-agony-hope.

The poets participate (in alphabetical order) :

Adriana Pavel - Romania
Altay Öktem - Turkey
Aleksandar Miladinović - Serbia
Antej Jelenic - Croatia
Eleni Kofterou - Greece
Elias Fraggakis - Greece
Emilio Paz - Peru
Fahredin Shehu - Kosovo
Fotini Vassilopoulou - Greece
Ina Ivanova - Bulgaria
Jovana Marojevic - Montenegro
Costas Gouliamos - Greece
Maklena Nika - Albania
Nikolaos Vlachakis - Greece
Theodoros Stavrianopoulos - Greece
Sabahudin Hadžialić Bosnia and Herzegovina
Vladimir Martinovski - Northern Macedonia

The 1st Balkan Poetry Marathon aspires to contribute to the strengthening of the image of poetry, but also to the interaction and acquaintance of the peoples of the Balkans. The Balkans, a crossroads of cultures and trade, have always functioned positively in change and in the "foreign". Always welcoming and tolerant in a unique multicolor, with a variety of languages, religions and ethnicities. So even in this Poetry Marathon the plus one participation from the distant Peru is not something so outside the Balkans.

The main speaker of the event will be the Vice Rector of the University of Peloponnese, Professor George Andreiomenos.

Co-organizers of the 1st Balkan Poetry Marathon are the Peloponnese Region of Greece and the Municipality of Kalamata.

Sponsors of the event are the Balkan Institute of Entrepreneurship, the Chamber of Messinia and the Cultural Organization "Olive Roads".

Communication sponsors are the BALKAZAAR and BALKANIA TERRA INGOGNITA websites, the MessiniaLive news station, the KALAMATAJOURNAL news website and the BOTIMET TOENA publishing house

The online magazine www.cultureofbalkans.com promotes works and events of artists, and publishes articles on arts and culture (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


  • 1ος Μαραθώνιος Βαλκανικής Ποίησης - Το ηλεκτρονικό περιοδικό BALKAN CULTURE, με συν διοργανωτές την Περιφέρεια Πελοποννήσου, το Δήμο Καλαμάτας και το Επιμελητήριο Μεσσηνίας, διοργάνωσαν τον 1ο Μαραθώνιο Βαλκανικής Ποίησης στις 31 Μαρτίου 2021 ημέρα Τετάρτη και ώρα έναρξης 19:00 και προβλήθηκε από τον παρακάτω σύνδεσμο:  
  • Καταξιωμένοι 17 ποιητές από 12 χώρες (Ρουμανία, Τουρκία, Σερβία, Κροατία, Ελλάδα, Περού, Κόσοβο, Βουλγαρία, Μαυροβούνιο, Αλβανία, Ερζεγοβίνη, Βόρεια Μακεδονία) διάβασαν οι ίδιοι από το πρωτότυπο τα ποιήματά τους (με ταυτόχρονη μετάφραση στα αγγλικά)