Second day of Goran’s Spring Poetry Festival

Three Vesopolis poetesses present themselves

After a successful opening night held on March 18 at the Vip club in Zagreb, the 52nd Goran’s Spring poetry caravan came to the Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc in Rijeka, where it presented the three poetesses of the project Versopolis: Kim Moore from the UK, Luljeta Lleshanaku from Albania and Sigurbjörg Þrastardóttir from Iceland. In addition to a pleasant atmosphere and a theatre hall full of visitors and poets, the journalists from national and local television came to report on the event and interview our poetesses. This poetry reading event was specially dedicated to the presentation of the international poetry project Versopolis. On this occasion, our poetesses received poetry booklets of their selected works, while the audience had the opportunity to see the project’s video – Versopolis, Where poetry lives.

The poetry reading night, held on the same day in the beautiful Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka, featured 14 local and foreign poets. Željka Horvat Čeč moderated the program, while the audience in Rijeka showed great interest and was full of impressions. The performing poets were: the laureates of this year's Goran’s Spring – Mario Suško and Goran Čolakhodžić, Ivan Šamija, Kemal Mujičić Artnam, Katja Perat, Otto Tolnai, Maria Eloy-Garcia, Ilias Kefalas, Adrian Oproiu, Jonaš Zboril, Darija Žilić, Aleksandra Bakonika, Ervina Halili and Janis Patilis.