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Harmony is death!

A few months ago I read some memorable words about poetry from the Dutch poet and artist Astrid Lampe: ‘harmony is death’. I was lucky enough to catch Astrid at the North Wales International Poetry Festival and ask her about what she meant in more depth. You can now read what she said over on the festival blog. There you can also read one of her poems, translated into English and Welsh. Find it:

I really enjoyed this unique and inspiring festival back in October which brought some innovative poets from around Europe (and Armenia) to venues and events across North Wales. My other interviews with some of the visiting poets are: Vassilis AmanatidisDoina IoanidEiríkur Örn NorðdahlChristine Huber and Ondřej Buddeus. And ou an find out more about the festival at:
Astrid Lampe

International poets in conversation

This weekend I am blogging for  Gŵyl Farddoniaeth Ryngwladol Gogledd Cymru – the North Wales International Poetry Festival over at In the lead up to the events I’ve been interviewing some of the fantastic international poets on the bill. So far I’ve posted mini-interviews with Greek poet Vassilis Amanatidis and Doina Ioanid from Romania, a poet well-known for her surreal prose poems. Tomorrow I will also publish conversations with Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl (Iceland) and Christine Huber (Austria) with more to come over the weekend. You can read more about the festival at


Doina Ioanid

Vassalis Amanatidis

Vassalis Amanatidis