Watch this mini-documentary to get a bird’s eye view of the Festival
VI Poetry Festival, Granada, Nicaragua 2010 (English Version) from Erik Flakoll Alegría on Vimeo.
Granada’s International Poetry Festival is an extraordinary celebration of poetry that takes place across the entire city. For a week, every February, Granada is transformed into a virtual Capital of the World’s Poetry.
During the Festival there are:
-Poetry readings at the atriums of churches, markets, in the streets of the cities, at schools, police headquarters, universities, and educational institutions.
Los poetas Yvgenie Yevstuschenko y Ernesto Cardenal en el V Festival
-Poetry readings in small towns near Granada: Nandaime, Diriomo, Diriá, Niquinohomo, Masaya, San Marcos, Diriamba, Jinotepe, Nindirí, Rivas, León y Managua.
-Round tables dealing with the work of the year´s honored poet.
-Book Presentations which include the Memoir of the previous year which samples the work of all the attendees, and an anthology of the honored poet of the year.
-Crafts and book fair
-A reading dedicated to women poets
-Concerts by Nicaragua’s better known musicians
-Poetic funeral-carnival procession with poetry readings in every corner of the city
A poet reads at the poetic procession
accompanied by dances, theater and many expressions of Nicaraguan folklore.
-Unveiling of a sculpture of the honoree poet of the year at the Poetry Park in Granada, a park designed and financed by the Festival, where statues of many poets have already been set.