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30th Medellin International Poetry Festival (online)
August 1, 2020, 8:00 AM – October 10, 2020, 5:00 PM EDT
With the aim of exploring the initiative to broaden poetry among human beings in their gravest hour, fighting the fear, the pandemic and death, and conduct a refreshing dialogue between poets, artists, academics, scientists and the laureates of the Alternative Nobel Prize in order to elucidate new avenues on the unresolved problems of human society, we will celebrate the early thirty years since the foundation of the Medellin International Poetry Festival that will be fully implemented for 70 consecutive days, from 1 August to 10 October 2020, with the participation of more than 200 guests from 103 countries in all world regions, with over 130 activities, an unprecedented virtual conference in the history of world poetry.
Poets participating from around the world include Paul Muldoon, Adam Zagajewski, Charles Simic, Ghassan Zaqtan, Sigurbjörg Þrastardóttir and many more.