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Poetry International Web (2006-2007)

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Project Type
Literature
Title
Poetry International Web (2006-2007)
Irish Partner
The Munster Literature Centre (IE),
Co-Partners

Nederlands Literair Produktie- en Vertalingensfonds (NL), The Poetry Society (UK), Vlaams Fonds Voor De Letteren (BE)

Funding Strand
Culture 2000 Annual Funding projects
Year Funded
2006
Funding Amount
€68,886,00

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Poetry International Web (PIW) is a website for outstanding modern poetry from many different countries.

Each month the European partners of PIW together with partners in other countries publish a magazine on the site containing new poetry, background information, poet's biographies, essays. poets' diaries and discussions. Creating a magazine on such an international level is unique in Europe and the rest of the world. The website functions as an interactive forum for visitors, editors, poets and professionals, who will be able to exchange knowledge and communication directly with each other.

OBJECTIVES

PIW promotes outstanding international poetry and translations of poetry. Over the period 2006-2007 PIW intends to expand and make international poetry even more accessible, by adding elements to the site and stepping up its publicity campaign. The website is set to grow to 23 participating countries in this period, and envisages a 50% visitor increase.

OUTCOMES
  • The greater dissemination of Irish poetry worldwide.
  • Translation opportunities for Irish poets.
  • Invitations to Irish poets to festivals abroad.
  • A resource for selecting poets of other countries to appear at festivals in Ireland.

Further Information
Poetry International Website

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