International Poetry Festival in Kosovo 2017- Editorial note

What an experience we earned in two previous edition making possible of around 80 poets representing 80 countries with unique culture and heritage. The prominent World Poets came and left their blueprints with their originality and outstanding performance. They honored us just as you are honoring us with your presence whilst to us remain the task and endeavor to maintain and improve our aim of celebrating the beautiful word, good friendship, peace, exchange of experience, cultural exchange and human fraternity.

The feedback we took from poets from previous editions are useful tool to improve our performance as organizer and making the Festival a place for desire to return in future editions.

In this third edition of the Festival we were able to gather around 30 new names, new poets that are in Kosovo for the first time. We were able to bring poets and make bonds to us and to each other. Every year we have new poets because we want to have more new friends in the World, to publish them in Albanian Language and publish our poets in world languages.

We are dedicated to the Festival to preserve its fundamental criteria which is bringing the most authentic and most original poets in the World today. They represent their Culture and in particular their Poetry as extremely intimate and individual act of creation, that made their name not only in their respective country of origin but going beyond their borders in a Global Art Arena, respectively.

We wish you a pleasant stay during the Festival’s events and gain the most beautiful human experience promoting beauty of diversity, Peace, Tolerance, Creativity, and promoting our Human Values.

Fahredin Shehu,

September 2017

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