The GENOA INTERNATIONAL POETRY FESTIVAL "PAROLE SPALANCATE" (wide open words) has been founded by the poet Claudio Pozzani in 1995 and it is the biggest and the oldest event in Italy concerning poetry.
It presents poetry also in relation to other art forms (music, video and cinema, theater, visual and plastic arts, dance) and to new media.
During the 25 editions already organized, more than 1700 poets from 89 countries attended it, including 5 Nobel Prize winners.
Each year the Festival offer 100 free events such as readings, performances, exhibitions, concerts, workshops, guided tours, projections in more than 30 locations in Genoa and in Riviera. For info: www.parolespalancate.it