At a time when confinement has become a code of life, at a time when confinement shapes how people communicate. At a time when fear dominates people's souls, poetry is the medicine to move toward, to look the others at the eyes, to listen to them, to travel with them in what life, nature, and beauty of the human soul define.
Patras World Poetry Festival
By the “POET FOUNDATION - GRAFEION POIISEOS” and the CULTUREBOOK.GR
The Poetry Foundation – Grafeion Poiiseos functions in a Cultural frame, organizing events and outreach programs related to Poetry, in Greece and from abroad as well. It cooperates with Cultural Bodies, Universities and Region of Western Greece, while its initiatives are supported by the Ministry of Culture and other Educational Institutions abroad.
Culturebook.gr is the web site of the Poetry Foundation.
Every year Poetry Foundation organizes the Poetry Meeting “PATRAS WOLRD POETRY FESTIVAL” presenting reknown poets coming from various countries.
The Festival's program consists of 5-7 days of events and activities in various venues, such as poetry readings, portrait presentations, guided tours, exhibitions and tributes. This great meeting is sealed with a very special literary edition, which is a unique publication of the poems of the 50 participants, in each artist's language, also in Greek and English.