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28th Medellin International Poetry Festival

The 28th Medellin Poetry Festival continues its process of vital construction in support of the profound peace and reconciliation of the Colombian people, inviting the people of Medellin to raise awareness in the spirit of dialogue, the loving care of the earth and life...

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27th Medellin International Poetry Festival

Building the dreaming country was the emblem and the essence of the 27th International Poetry Festival of Medellin program which was held from 8 to 15 July 2017.  In certain places where panic had ruled, and love had been fractured during decades of violence...

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26th Medellin International Poetry Festival

The 26th International Poetry Festival of Medellín manifested itself in the poetic dimension of reconciliation, embrace and renewed friendship. A lucid community was convened in 165 acts, producing a new song that celebrates life in a city full of panic...

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25º Medellin International Poetry Festival

A beautiful constellation of the foundational word in the heaven of the poetry of Medellín for the world has been the conjunction of ninety poets from forty countries in every continent, and crowds recovering what is taken from them by the noise of the world...

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24º International Poetry Festival of Medellín

With the 24th Medellín International Poetry Festival, held from July 19th to July 27th, 2014, the light became brighter which opens ways and enables us to see a promising, foundational horizon, with an open spirit enriched by the conjunction of the world’s...

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23rd International Poetry Festival of Medellin

On July 6, 2013, the solar splendor of the afternoon and the groups of people travelling from different parts of Medellín towards the Nutibara hill, summoned to be a part of the mythical audience of the Medellín International Poetry Festival, radiant in their collective conscience...

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22nd International Poetry Festival of Medellin

Held from 23 June to 30 June 2012 at 150 venues in Medellin and its districts, in six municipalities of the metropolitan area, 10 Antioquean municipalities and four Colombian cities, the XXII International Poetry Festival, faithful to its origins, consolidated its continuity...

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21st International Poetry Festival of Medellín

The 21st International Poetry Festival of Medellin was held as a Tribute to the spirit of the origin, expressed in poetry and singings from theAfrican continent, represented by 12 poets and musicians invited to the event. The musical and poetic language...

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20th International Poetry Festival of Medellín

The line of Friedrich Hölderlin, Human destiny is one single celestial rhythm, has been the motto of the XX International Poetry Festival of Medellín, held from 8 to 17 July, 2010. A luminous parade of the poetic word –which connected us to a single celestial rhythm-...

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19º International Poetry Festival of Medellin

In the evaluation of the XIX International Poetry Festival of Medellin (July 4th to 11th, 2009) done this week by the Organizing Committee, we have thought in the first place about the need to clarify the nature of the Festival through its historic development, which...

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18º International Poetry Festival of Medellín

Poetry energetically opposes the will o postponing, crushing, hiding and confusing our people, it opposes and questions half truths that are mute and say only what is convenient to some. Poetry opposes the action that imposes general silence, the illegal aging of the legendary...

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17º Festival Internacional de Poesía de Medellín

Colombia is a country at war: The whole world knows about it! The Colombian State spends US$ 4.171 to arm itself and to maintain active the armed conflict against the population. Bombings and combats daily take place in the fields, affecting life and the land...

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16º International Poetry Festival of Medellín

Between June 24 and July 2, was celebrated in nine Colombian cities and with multitudinous assistance, the XVI International Poetry Festival of Medellín, called and organized by the Prometeo poetry review; nearly 70 poets from 40 nations of all continents...

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15º International Poetry Festival of Medellín

The famous phrase of Borges in his short story "Ulrika", "being a Colombian is an act of faith", has become very popular in Colombia. Is it really being a Colombian an act of faith? ¿Couldn't it be something more? ¿What is being a medellinense then? What is being...

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14º International Poetry Festival of Medellín

As scheduled, the XIV International Poetry Festival of Medellín is held between June 18 and 26, 2004. The opening and closing readings take place in the Teatro Carlos Viejo of the Cerro Nutibara that exceeds its capacity, as is the case in the venues...

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13º International Poetry Festival of Medellín

Apart from some press articles about the Festival in all these years, which have been no more than brief items or descriptions, we don’t know about the existence of a serious study or an analysis of the Festival as a cultural phenomenon. Numberless are the reports by poets...

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12º Medellin International Poetry Festival

Overcoming serious financial difficulties and the unprecedented worsening of law and order in Colombia, due to the internal confrontation, the XII International Poetry Festival takes place between June 21 and 30, 2002, on this occasion with the presence... 

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11º Medellin International Poetry Festival

The XI International Poetry Festival is held between June 1 and 10, 2001, in which 97 poetry readings are scheduled in Medellín, as well as in 11 towns in Antioquia and 18 Colombian cities. The following 101 poets from 69 countries were invited: Michael Speier...

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10º International Poetry Festival of Medellín

76 poets from 46 countries and several indigenous nations take part in the X International Poetry Festival of Medellín, which is held between June 23 and July 2 of 2000, with the carrying out of 88 poetry readings in Medellín and other Colombian cities...

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9º International Poetry Festival of Medellín

In the midst of a serious situation of internal war, economic decline and an explosive social situation, and three days after the American State Department published a circular warning tourists not to travel to Colombia, where they could be killed, began...

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8th International Poetry Festival of Medellín

The VIII International Poetry Festival of Medellín is held between June 12 and 20, 1998. “And death shall have no dominion”, the verse of Dylan Thomas, is this year the protecting shield, the spell of the Festival. With this verse we touch the miracle...

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7th International Poetry Festival of Medellín

This year 51 poets from the five continents are invited: Rodolfo Alonso (Argentina), Peter Boyle, Pi-O (Australia), Werner Hörtner (Austria), Weydson Barros Leal (Brazil), Blanca Wiethüchter (Bolivia), Nedzad Ibrisimovic (Bosnia), Paul Dakeyo...

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6th International Poetry Festival of Medellín

“The angels in my mouth will talk in your heart”, is the verse by Guillaume Apollinaire that symbolizes the VI International Poetry Festival of Medellín, which takes place between June 13 and 20, 1996, and in which poets from 22 countries of four continents...

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5th International Poetry Festival of Medellín

The V International Poetry Festival of Medellín is held between June 7 and 14, 1995. The opening and closing readings take place in the Cerro Nutibara, an open amphitheater that since then became an emblematic venue of the Festival. It is in fact the venue...

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4th International Poetry Festival of Medellín

The Prometeo review holds the IV International Poetry Festival of Medellín between June 2 and 8, 1994. It is opened in the Teatro Metropolitano and closed in the Teatro Carlos Vieco of the Cerro Nutibara. In the country, the political, economic and social...

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3rd International Poetry Festival of Medellín

The III International Poetry Festival of Medellín takes place between June 2 and 8, 1993; it is called and organized by the review Prometeo. The opening reading takes place in the Teatro Metropolitano and the closing reading in the city’s amphitheater...

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2nd Medellin Poetry International Festival

The II International Poetry Festival took place between April 23 and 29, 1992, with the participation of 37 poets from Europe and America. Daniel Samoilovich (Argentina), Cuban poets Víctor Rodríguez Nuñez and Antonio Conte, Miguel Donoso Pareja...

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Day with Poetry: 1st Medellín Poetry Festival

1991: they were fateful days… It was inevitable to talk about the war, a war that continues in a new phase. Many were those that were murdered because they were adolescents, others because they made cracks in society through their social struggle, and yet others...

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