Ars Poetica 2011

The Ars Poetica Festival will welcome the American author Catherine Bowman.

The 9th Ars Poetica International Poetry Festival is a multi-genre festival connecting contemporary poetry to other forms of art. The city of Bratislava will welcome poets from Italy, Spain, France and Great Britain.

The audiences will have a chance to see performances by poets from the USA, Ireland, Switzerland, Germany and the surrounding countries. One of this year's most notable stars is the renowned American author Catherine Bowman, a winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award in 1994, and the Irish poet Gabriel Rosenstock, an author of 13 poetry and haiku collections written predominantly in Gaelic.

Visitors will surely be surprised by the experimental poet and London-based professor Jeff Hilson, Gian Mario Villalta from Italy or the Polish poet Zbigniew Machej. Slovak poetry at the festival will be represented by Mila Haugová, Marián Milčák, Michal Habaj and Vlado Janček with his improvised performance and his virtual poetry project Generátor X.

The Ars Poetica festival starts on Thursday September 29th and lasts until October 3rd, with events taking place at the A4 Space for Contemporary Culture and the Mladosť film theatre. Apart from contemporary poets, it will host concerts of independent artists and both feature and experimental films. The off program includes lectures and round table talks which will take place at the Slovak Radio building, at the Comenius University's Faculty of Arts and at the SAV Institute of Slovak Literature.