Poetry Expo 24 / 4 March 2024

Thank You Note for Poetry Expo 2024

Poetry Expo 24


As the curtains close on another remarkable edition of Poetry Expo, we at Versopolis extend our deepest gratitude to each and every one of you who attended and contributed to the monumental success of Poetry Expo 2024. Building on the vibrant legacy of our inaugural digital fair in 2023, this year's Expo not only celebrated the intricate tapestry of human creativity and literature, but also delved deeper into the pressing issues of our time through the universal language of poetry.

Poetry Expo 2024, under the theme Versing Futures: Unravelling Unity Through Poetry, has once again demonstrated the limitless power of words to transcend boundaries, connect across the globe and inspire change. Our journey through five central themes – Climate Crisis and Poetry, Technological Innovations in Literature, Mental Health Narratives in Poetry, Literature as a Tool for Social Equity and Global Unity and Collective Futures – has revealed the transformative potential of poetry to address global challenges, from climate change to social inequalities.

We are immensely grateful to the more than 90 organisations and individuals from around the world who shared their projects, insights and visions for a better world through poetry. Your contributions not only enriched our understanding, but also sparked meaningful dialogue and fostered a sense of global unity:

Marko Pogačar, Pep Olona, Zhao Si, Homer Prize, George Bakolas, Anja Solarovič, Haus für Poesie/ ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival, Anja Grmovšek Drab, Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, Kuo Zhang, Nianxi Chen, Simona Nastac, Antoni Hidalgo, Komal Gupta, Alessandra Greco, Evi Lampropoulou, Suman Kabiraj, Mo Maria Sarkis, Poetski Tren, Isabela Basombrío Hoban, Gabrielė Laukaitytė, C. Moss Collective, Zuzana Jarošová, Elin Johnston, Antje Stehn, Giorgio Longo, Fereshteh Vaziri, IRIS, Ayesha Emon, Mahtan Yaghma, Marino Tarizzo, Fatemeh Ekhtesari, George Wallace, Nahid Ensafpour, Marta Paolantonio, Nasrin Siege, Patricia Martin, Salem Khalfani, Salvatore Nappa, Elizabeth Guyon, Simona Albano, Olga Alanis, Nnane Ntube, Marilyn Bertoncini, Pankhuri Sinha, Claudia Liekam, Bartolomeo Bellanuova, Farnaz Fatemi, Maria Elena Santomauro, Mansour Noorbakhsh, Meghan Grupposo, Rooja Mohassessy, Mariella Musso, Soheila Mirzaei, Pietro Vanessi, Fareshteh Fatemi, Tiziana Colusso, Iryna Zahladko, Poetariat Foundation, Raluca Tartareanu, Yewande Akinse, Anastasiia Nikishyna, Antivianti, Anett Gyenge-Rusz, Moritz Gause, Inês Antunes, Martina McAteer, Cristina Mâțu Cimpoae, Eduardo d'Orey, Elizabeta Kostadinovska, VOUW, Adiela Akoo, Andrés Sánchez 'Andrelo', Poetariat Foundation, Frau Tistic, Howphelia, Maria Concepcion Patiño Marin (Monolito), Kenneth Swaenen, Poetry Across the Oceans, Wu Yingli, Ha Mo, A Marjen, Ma Xuewu, Kulaxihan Muhamaitihan, Abiba Yiminjan, YomQung SangMo, Pema Yangchen, Danba Wangmo, Liu Wenqing, Gao Qiongxian, Lal Vet, Gebu, Tong Yu, Lan Yongxiao, She (Shan Ha), Adriana Stanciu, Michael D. Amitin, Grace Storm Barnes, Anto Kerins, Albert Sampach, Poetry Translation Centre,  Bardthesque – ten adem, Can Yiğit Tunçman, Raquel Maceiras, Omnia Photo Association, João Meirinhos, Dwayne Jahn, Alicia Morán Guijarro, Belarusian feminist writing laboratory "Rasciajenne", G. E. Schwartz, Laura Cristin Sheren, Niccolò Masini, Carine Iriarte, Tania Haberland, Gerry van der Linden, Márcia Vieira Ávila, Geneviève Eva Genicot, Petra Bauman, Reinhard Padinger, Josie Alexandra, Micol Maraglino, European Poetry Festival, Matthew Schembri, Andrés Sánchez 'Andrelo', Platform Latvian Literature, Eliza, Monica Manolachi, Lada Kolomiyets, Mark Fiddes, Vakxikon Publishing, Emilianna Kafantari, Paraskevi Tziortzouda, Tiziano Fratus, Gordana Kovačić, Samantha Barendson, Marisa Martinez Persico, Tiziana Cera Rosco, Vasilis Pis, Helena Barbagelata, Nicole Goodwin aka GOODW.Y.N., Erkut Tokman, Umut Yalım, Maria Carbunaru, Isabel Buchbinder, Yohanna Joseph Waliya, Igor Trajkovski Foja, Valerie Wolf Gang, De Verhalenwerf interculturele vzw, Ana Sofia Souto, Sabine Schiffner, Karen, Sylvie Bax, Red Door, Elizabeth Torres, Ángela García, Margarita Drago, Mónica González Velázquez, Lalo Barrubia, Pita Ochoa, Jimena Yengle, Andre Gomes, Helena Barbagelata, POETAS, Days of Poetry and Wine, David Harsent, Matthias Göritz, Uda Strätling, Littfest, Ánne Márjá Guttorm Graven, Niillas Holmberg, Niilas Helander, Rose-Marie Huuva, Ánná Káisá Partapuoli, Jörgen Stenberg, Poëziecentrum Belgium, Volha Hapeyeva, Chus Pato, Katharina J. Ferner, Hausach LeseLenz, Mary Jo Bang, Erik Jonsson, Matjaž Pikalo, Grace Storm Barnes, Luka Oprešnik, Nik Osmančević, Ana Marija Lukovac, Miglena Dikova-Milanova, Exitirion Digital, Elias Kourkoutas, Aristea Tsantzou, Costis Papazak, Panayiotis Petrelis, Evangelos Vlahakis, Roberto García de Mesa ...

As we reflect on the successes of Poetry Expo 2024, we are reminded of our shared commitment to using poetry as a tool for social change, cultural exchange and the flourishing of human creativity. The connections made and dialogues initiated during this Expo are a testament to the enduring relevance of poetry in our lives and societies.

We invite you to continue this journey with us, carrying forward the spirit of innovation, dialogue and unity. Let us keep the flame of creativity burning bright as we look forward to the opportunities and inspiration that the next edition of Poetry Expo will undoubtedly bring.

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Versopolis

Launched in 2014, Versopolis is a European poetry platform with a vision to create new opportunities for emerging European poets, build bridges between different languages and cultures, discover the Other and share the power of poetry, while connecting communities around the world. Versopolis wants to step out of narrow national and linguistic contexts and create new and unprecedented spaces of freedom, while making it possible for poets to meet and share with the world the truth of words, rhythm and sound.

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