Festival Internacional de Poesía de Medellín
 
 
 
X Vertion: June 23rd to July 2nd, 2000.
Participating poets
 
 
Contents
bolita.gif - 0.9 K History of the Festival.
 
Brief account of previus Festivals. IX International Poetry Festival in Medellín. June 18th to 26th of 1999.
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Selections of poems by poets at the Festival. 
 
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Significance of the Festival for the public. 
 
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Press cuttings in English, French, Italian, Danish, Portuguese, German, Greek, Bulgarian, Romanian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Swedish and Spanish. 
 
 
 
 
The International Poetry Festival in Medellín was founded in 1991, amid a climate of violence and death, as an expression of poetry's capacity for mobilization and the rebuilding of a social fabric lacerated by explosive disintegration.  

The rapid increase, in the Festival, of the number of participating poets, from all five continents and representing 67 countries to-date added to the impressive magnitude of audiences at all events, suggests the increasing influence of poetry in society. 

First version (april 28th, 1991) : 13 poets from Colombia participated: Raúl Henao, Jorge Mario Echeverry, Fernando Linero, Gabriel Jaime Franco, Javier Naranjo, Carlos Vázquez, Fernando Rendón, Jairo Guzmán, Sarah Beatriz Posada, Carlos Enrique Ortiz, J. Arturo Sánchez, Angela García and Jorge Iván Grisales. An audience of 2.000 people.

Second version (April 23th-29th,1992) : Coverage : 37 poets from 8 American and European countries : Daniel Samoilovich (Argentina), Víctor Rodríguez Nuñez and Antonio Conte (Cuba), Miguel Donoso Pareja (Ecuador), Carlos Sahagún (Spain), Adolfo Castañón (Mexico), Edmundo Aray (Venezuela), Antonio Cisneros (Peru), Manipiniktikinia (native kuna-tule), and the colombian poets Juan Manuel Roca, José Manuel Arango, Samuel Jaramillo, Eduardo Peláez, Fernando Charry Lara, Rogelio Echavarría, Gabriel Jaime Franco, Rómulo Bustos, Javier Naranjo, Fernando Rendón, Fernando Linero, Guillermo Martínez Gónzales, Horacio Benavides, Yirama Castaño, Jairo Guzmán, Jota Arturo Sánchez, Tarcisio Valencia, Margarita Cardona, Rafael Patiño, Jorge Iván Grisales, Jesús Rubén Pasos, Sarah Beatriz Posada, Antonio Correa, Gustavo Garcés, Orlando Gallo, José Libardo Porras and Luz Helena Cordero. 16 poetry lectures. Average audience : 20.000 people.

III International Poetry Festival in Medellín (June 2nd to 8th, 1993) : Coverage : 42 poets from 19 European, Asian and American countries : Jorge Boccanera, Daniel Samoilovich, Marcos Silber, Paulina Vinderman and Jorge Ariel Madrazo (Argentina); Marcelo Arduz Ruíz (Bolivia), Affonso Romano de Sant'Ana (Brazil), Oswaldo Sauma (Costa Rica), Pablo Armando Fernández, Marilyn Bobes and Víctor Rodríguez Nuñez (Cuba); Eduardo Llanos (Chile), Jorge Enrique Adoum (Ecuador), Margaret Randall (United States), Claude Esteban (France), Rigoberto Paredes (Honduras), Djahanguir Mazhary (Iran), Tony Harrison (United Kingdom), Gloria Gervitz (Mexico), Claribel Alegría (Nicaragua), Javier Sologuren, Aida Alonso, Luis La Hoz, Pedro Granados, Leoncio Bueno and Enrique Sánchez Hernani  (Peru); Santos López (Venezuela), and the colombian poets Fernando Arbeláez, Juan Manuel Roca, Carlos Patiño, Eduardo Gómez, Henry Luque Muñoz, Gabriel Jaime Caro, Miguel Méndez Camacho, Alberto Vélez, Carlos Enrique Ortiz, Luis Eduardo Rendón, Gabriel Jaime Franco, Juan Diego Tamayo, Omar Ortiz, Daniel Jiménez and Horacio Benavides. 26 poetry lectures. Coverage : 50.000 people.

IV International Poetry Festival in Medellin (June 2nd to 8th, 1994) : It held 45 poets from 27 European, Asian, African and American countries : Juan Gelman, Rodolfo Alonso and Jorge Boccanera (Argentina), Thomas Albornoz (Brazil), Xiao Xue and Sun Youtian (China), Ana Istarú (Costa Rica), José Pérez Olivares and Zoé Valdéz (Cuba) , Satoko Tamura (Japan), Jorge Enrique Adoum and Margarita Laso (Ecuador), Jesús López Pacheco and Jesús Munárriz (Spain), Timothy Pratt (U.S.A); Henri Deluy (France), Roberto Sossa (Honduras), Eva Toth (Hungary), Neb Raj Bathia (India), Tony Harrison (United Kingdom), Valerio Magrell (Italy), Jean Portante (Luxembourg), Gloria Gervitz (Mexico), Juan Carlos Vilchez (Nicaragua), Aristeides Turpana (Panama), Blanca Varela (Peru), Anjelamaría Dávila (Puerto Rico), Marin Sorescu (Romania), Mazisi Kunene (South Africa), Rudolf Peyer (Switzerland), Rafael Courtoisie (Uruguay), Juan Calzadilla (Venezuela); and Colombian poets: Héctor Rojas Herazo, Juan Manuel Roca, Humberto Jarrín, Raúl Henao, Carlos Vásquez, Jorge Mario Echeverry, Víctor López Rache, Wilson Frank, Javier Naranjo, Carlos Bedoya, Miguel Iriarte, Orietta Lozano and Jairo Guzmán. There were readings in 35 places of the city, and two another citys of Antioquia. Average audience : 50.000 people.

V International Poetry Festival in Medellin  (June 7th to 14th, 1995): The II Latin American poetry Award "Ciudad de Medellín" was convoked. This time it held 49 poets from 25 counties from five continents : José Mena Abrantes (Angola), Lauren Williams (Australia), Christian Ide Hintze (Austria), Jorge Boccanera and Esteban Moore (Argentina), Ledo Ivo (Brazil), Leonardo García Pabón (Bolivia), Nikola Indjov (Bulgary), María Montero (Costa Rica), Alberto Rodriguez Tosca, Víctor Rodríguez Núñez and Antonio José Ponte (Cuba), from Chile : Gonzalo Rojas, Enrique Saldivia and Floridor Pérez, Ulises Estrella (Ecuador), Antonio Carvajal (Spain), from France Lilliane Giraudon and Henri Deluy, José Luis Quesada (Honduras), Edoardo Sanguineti (Italy), Mutsuo Takahashi and Satoko Tamura (Japan), Anise Koltz and Jean Portante (Luxembourg), José Emilio Pacheco and Adolfo Castañón (Mexico), Manuel Orestes Nieto (Panama), Antonio Cisneros (Peru), Elvio Romero (Paraguay), Ida Vitale and Martha Canfield (Uruguay), Christian Viredaz (Switzerland). And Colombian poets: William Ospina, Juan Manuel Roca, Piedad Bonett, Angela García, Sarah Beatriz Posada, Felipe García, Elkin Restrepo, Samuel Serrano, Wilealdo García, Mery Yolanda Sánchez, John Galán Casanova, Anibal Arias, Joaquín Mattos Omar, Jaime Alberto Vélez and Pedro Arturo Estrada. Average audience : 60.000 people. There were 32 poetry lectures.

VI International Poetry Festival in Medellín (june 13 to 20, 1996) : It held 22 countries from four continentes, with poetry lectures at 40 places throughout the city and the State of Antioquia. Average audience: 60.000 people. Among other poets were : Tobías Burghardt (Germany), Grant Caldwell (Australia), Christian Ide Hintze and Wolfgang Bauer (Austria), Abdullah Sidran (Bosnia), Haroldo de Campos, Marilia Yoshimasu and Lindolf Bell (Brazil), Jorge Arturo Venegas (Costa Rica), Sigfredo Ariel (Cuba), Raúl Zurita (Chile), Aurora Luque (Spain), John Oliver Simon (United Stated), Josée Lapéyrere and Yves Prie (France), Ernest Pépin (Guadalupe), Maya indigenous poet Humberto Ak´abal (Guatemala), Paolo Ruffilli (Italy), Gozo Yoshimasu (Japan), Coral Bracho (Mexico), Benjamin Zephaniah

 
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IX International Poetry Festival in Medellín.
(United Kingdom), Sainkho Namtchilak (Tuva), Martha Canfield (Uruguay), Alicia Torres (Venezuela), and the Colombian: Juan Manuel Roca, Mario Rivero, Edmundo Perry, Renata Durán, Luis Eduardo Rendón, Ricardo Cuéllar, León Gil, Víctor Gaviria, Omar Ortiz, Rómulo Bustos, Gloria Posada, Omar Castillo and Hernán Vargas Carreño.

VII International Poetry Festival in Medellín (June 12 to 21, 1997) : 51 poets from 33 countries from the 5 continents were present : Rodolfo Alonso (Argentina), Peter Boyle and Pi-O (Australia), Werner Hörtner (Austria), Weydson Barros Leal (Brazil), Blanca Wiethüchter (Bolivia), Nedzad Ibrisimovic (Bosnia), Paul Dakeyo (Cameroon), José María Zonta (Costa Rica), Norberto Codina y Sigfredo Ariel (Cuba), Yao Shanbi y Ji Di Ma Jia (China ), Ahmed Hegazy (Egypt), Alvaro García (Spain), Jean Clarence-Lambert (France), Ersi Sotiropoulo (Greece), Jaap Blonk (The Netherlands), Ashok Vajpeyi (India), Sutardji Calzoum Bachri (Indonesia), Birgitta Jonsdottir (Iceland), Giuliano Scabia (Italy), Tendo Taijin (Japan), Jean Portante (Luxembourg), Elsa Cross (Mexico), José Craveirinha (Mozambique), Giovanna Pollarolo (Peru;), Carlos Wong (Panama;), Egito Gonçalvez and Rosa Alice Branco (Portugal), Nicola Prelipceanu (Romania), Pavel Grushko (Russia), Claude Darbellay (Switzerland), Marosa di Giorgio (Uruguay), Eugenio Montejo (Venezuela), Arhuacs Indigenus from Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Juan Marcos Pérez, Manuel Chaparro, Gregorio Pérez and Francisco Zalabata, Mapuche Indigenous Lorenzo Aillapán and these Colombian poets Raúl Henao, Guillermo Martínez, Carlos Bedoya, Eufrasio Guzmán, Jorge García Usta, Monique Facuseh, John Sossa, Gloria Posada and Orlando Sierra, Fernando Linero, Wilson Frank and Juan Diego Tamayo.

VIII International Poetry Festival in Medellín (June 13 to 20, 1998) : 72 poets from 44 nations from the five continents read their poems in 73 poetry readings, along 10 Colombian cities and four other municipalities in the State of Antioquia an average audience of 120.000 people. This year the poets were : Joachim Sartorius (Germany), Saúl Yurkievich, Hugo Mujica and Pablo Narral (Argentina), Lionel Fogarty (aborigen Australian poet), Bernard Widder (Austria), Noureni Tidjani Serpos (Benim), Thiago de Mello (Brazil), Alfonso Chase (Costa Rica), Loredana Bogliun (Croatia), Nancy Morejón and Gerardo Fernández Fe (Cuba), Erik Trigger Olessen (Denmark), Abdouhraman Wáberi (Djibouti), Jorge Enrique Adoum (Ecuador), Mohammed Ibrahim Abu-Sinnah (Egypt), Nicole Laurent-Catrice and Josée Lapéyrere (France), Tassos de Negris (Greece), Ernest Pépin (Guadalupe), Carmen Matute and Héctor Rodas (Guatemala),Juan Ramón Saravia (Honduras), Ferenc Szónyi (Hungary), Ramakanth Rath (India), John Deane (Ireland), Edoardo Sanguineti and Claudio Pozzani (Italy), Tanella Boni (Ivory Coast), Mutabaruka (Jamaica), Takashi Arima (Japan), Julie Patton (United States), Jaap Blonk (The Netherlands), Khal Torabully (Mauritius), Mateja Matevski (Macedonia), Roberto López Moreno (Mexico), Malangatana Gwenya (Mozambique), José Carr (Panama), Mario Casartelli (Paraguay), Arturo Corcuera (Peru), Fernando Echevarría (Portugal), Justo Jorge Padrón (Spain), Chang Soo Ko (South Korea), Vahé Godel (Switzerland), Mazisi Kunene (South Africa), Sainkho Namtchylak (Tuva), Clemente Padín (Uruguay), Rafael Cadenas (Venezuela), Chilean Mapuche Elicura Chihuailaf, Colombian Yanacona Freddy Chicangana, Arhuacos Indigenous from Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Juan Marcos Pérez and Manuel Chaparro, and Colombian poets Alvaro Miranda, Armando Romero, Rogelio Echavarría, Samuel Vásquez, Julián Malatesta, Jairo Guzmán, Jorge Torres, Pablo Montoya, Víctor Raúl Jaramillo, Edgar González, Gustavo Tatis Guerra, Mario Angel Quintero, Edgar Trejos, Carlos Enrique Sierra, Olga Lucía Estrada, Liliana Ladrón de Guevara, Pedro Olivella, Andrés Nanclares and Sabas Mandinga.

IX Internacional Poetry Festival in Medellín and IV Poetry School of Medellin (18- 26 of June, 1999). : 64 poets from 42 nations, from five continents, read their poems in 93 poetry readings, along 8 Colombian cities : Francisco Madariaga (Argentina), Christian Loidl (Austria), Judith Beveridge y Dorothy Porter (Australia), Anibal Beça (Brazil), Eduardo Mitre (Bolivia), Paul Dutton y Émile Martel (Canadá), Lee Kang-won (South Korea) Guillermo Fernández (Costa Rica), Alex Pausides (Cuba), Gonzalo Millán (Chile), Hassan Teleb (Egypt), Miguel Donoso (Ecuador), Otoniel Guevara (El Salvador), Beniat Achiary (France), Hans Magnus Enzensberger (Germany), Francisco Morales Santos (Guatemala), Oscar Acosta (Honduras), Surjit Patar (India), Fatema Rakei (Irán), Tomlin Ellis (Jamaica), Kazuko Shiraishi (Japan), Norma Wanless (México), Zakaria Mohammed (Palestine), Consuelo Tomás and José Carr (Panamá), Susy Delgado (Paraguay), César Toro Montalvo (Perú), Ana Luisa Amaral (Portugal), Alexis Gómez Rosa (Dominican Republic), Mircea Dinescu and Peter Sragher (Rumania), Mahmoudan Hawad (Sahara Central), Aitana Alberti and Andolin Eguzkitza (Spain), Lasse Söderberg and Guy Persson (Sweden), Jaques Roman (Switzerland), Remco Campert (The Netherlands), Ken Smith (United Kingdom), Anne Waldman (United States),Washington Benavides (Uruguay), Juan Calzadilla (Venezuela), Nguyen Trung Duc (Vietnam), and the Colombian poets : Alfredo Vanin, Andrea Bulla, Daniel Dia, Eugenia Sánchez Nieto, Everardo Rendón, Edgar González, Fernando Cuartas, Gabriel Jaime Caro, Gonzalo Márquez Cristo, Gustavo Garcés, Jorge Alberto Naranjo, José Luis Diaz-Granados, Juan B. Velasco, Víctor Rojas, Nicolás Suescún, Rafael del Castillo, Rafael Patiño, Samuel Jaramillo, and William Ospina.

 
 
 
 
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