A selection of poems that can all be found on lyrikline is presented on this map which we made for all those who would like to get in the right mood for this year’s poesiefestival berlin focusing on the Mediterranean. It’s also for all of you who would like to be be in Berlin to see all the poets from this region but can not and generally it’s for everyone who is interested in Mediterranean poetry and is waiting for the summer to come.
We selected poems about the sea, especially the Mediterranean, portraits of cities in the region as well as poems that convey the atmosphere of this big and culturally and historically important region. The poems we selected were mainly written by poets from the riparian states of the Mediterranean but there are also some from other areas of the world who got inspired by the Mediterranean.
You can find 30 poems in various languages and translations on this map. We tried to be as precise as possible in placing the links to the poems. Still there might be some precise navigation needed in finding the right link.
Surrounding Istanbul in Turkey you will find 4 different poems by Israel Bar Kohav, Antoine Cassar, Tugrul Tanyol, and Manuel Forcano.
Enjoy this poetic tour along the Mediterranean coast, and don’t miss the new poets on lyrikline.org from Malta, Italy, Greece, Croatia and Israel : Antoine Cassar, Patrizia Cavalli, Dionýsis Kapsális, Marko Pogačar and Asher Reich!
[This Mediterranean special on lyrikline.org and the blog is brought to you by Rebecca Bartusch, Simon Gattner, Michael Mechner, Juliane Otto, and Heiko Strunk.]
From 4th to 12th June the 11th poesiefestival berlin will focus on the Mediterranean.
On the website & blog of lyrikline.org we will accompany the festival e.g. by presenting some poetry films around the sea from the archives of the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival.
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Nausikaa: Rapport, director: Barbara Wolfensberger (Switzerland) is based on the poem of the same title by Barbara Köhler (germany) who is also reading the text.
This film was in the competition of the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival 2008.
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Le poème de la mer, director: Erwan Le Gal (France) / poem: Le bateau Ivre – Arthur Rimbaud (who died in Marseille)
This film was shown at the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival 2006.
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Polyfemi, director / poet: Elena Chiesa ( Italy)
This film is an entry for the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival 2010