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Struga Poetry Evenings
August 23, 2012, 12:00 AM – August 26, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT
The Struga Poetry Evenings started in 1962 with a series of readings by a number of Macedonian poets in honor of the two brothers, Konstantin and Dimitar Miladinov, great intellectuals, teachers, and writers, born in Struga in the beginning of 19th century. Despite the tremendous difficulties and harsh realities that the festival has had to live with — the fall of Yugoslavia, the war in Bosnia, the Kosovo crisis, the political and ethnic clashes in Macedonia, the terrorist crisis after September 11th attacks, and the numerous political and economic embargos imposed on the region — the SPE has successfully flourished, becoming one of the most important poetry festivals in the modern world. And that is a tribute to world poetry and its poets. since its inception, the festival has hosted about 4.000 poets, translators, essayists and literary critics from 95 countries of the world.
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