A Poetry Festival
is quite an exceptional event, especially if it takes place in spring
which in itself is an inspiration for poetic feelings but the sudden abundance
of light tends to leave all less important events in shade.
This year the Nordic Poetry Festival will be held the third time. And
the sweet trumpet of poetry will sound more and more powerfully before
or against the spring wind. Naturally no festival in the world can ever
surpass the urge and throng of spring. But the poetry festival can take
advantage of the spring feelings and get carried away by its wind and
This year brings here more foreign guests than ever. The Nordic Poetry
Festival does not concentrate only on poetry. That is indicated by several
guests but also by new program of the festival which includes also prose
and children’s literature events. Simultaneously the definition
Nordic poetry embraces for the first time also Latvia and Lithuania.
Thus there is hope that one
day the Nordic Poetry Festival will become a Nordic Literature Festival
. Why not, as it all takes place in this wonderful city near the pulse
of the world and at the time when the clear and sharp wit of a Nordic
man breaks the ice.
For the time being we wish
everybody best emotional experience of Nordic poetry.