Across borders – New Georgian poetry on the move
presented by Dirk Hülstrunk
Stadtbücherei Frankfurt (City Library)
Hasengasse 4, 60311 Frankfurt
Georgian Table-Songs by GeoTRAIN
& Georgian Wines & Snacks by Paata Bolatashvili
Shota Iatashvili, Zviad Ratiani, Zurab Rtveliashvili, Eka Kevanashvili, Diana Anfimiadi
The new generation of Post-Sowjet Georgian poets cross many borders. They are political and playful, provocative, funny and emotional, radical and sophisticated. They are versed in newest international trends and keen too redefine old traditions. Poetry plays an important role in Georgia and reflects the massive changes in society after independence.
Five of the most renowned Georgian writers present their very different ways to search for an identity between east and west, old and new, individualism and society, spoken word performance, mythologies and social activistism.
GeoTrain are internationally renowed for their dynamic mixture of Jazz and Folk. “Table Songs” highlight the unique polyphonic Georgian singing, which is recognised as UNESCO World Heritage.