This Festival is one of the activities of Peter Wagners’ ERC Advanced grant.
It will be held at the Reial Cercle Artístic de Barcelona (Arcs 5, 08002 - Barcelona)
The first edition of the Festival Sud de Poesia brings together distinguished and fresh voices in a unique long flow of two afternoons-evenings. Short and long poems, angry and joyful poems, interrogative, nostalgic, aporetic, enigmatic, evocative, boisterous, emancipatory, revolted and ironic poems will be read and develop their echo and ramifications within us.
All the poems evolve around the central the of this encounter : The Quest of the South (we have lost the North).
The quest of the South refers to the quest of the imaginary South. It refers to a South that is the object of a pursuit, a South that is perhaps never reached, and is thus not a determined, physical or geographical place or space. It is an imaginary horizon, in the sense that it defines a limit, an end: of the world, the journey, the imagination.
Looking for the South necessarily poses the question of the North. So using the expression ´hem perdut el Nord´ (which also exists in Spanish and French, and means ´we have become mad´) in our title, we want to turn its meaning around and assert it positively. We propose a refusal of the North as the point whose loss leads to loss of mind or, slightly differently, that the loss – by extension, loss of orientation, void, gap - contained in the imaginary South is a loss that is worth referring to and out of which we can make a reference.
Further information at https://www.facebook.com/festivalsuddepoesia2015.