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(Vilnius, Lithuania)   Marius Burokas (b. 1977) is a poet, freelance writer, translator and editor-in-chief of an online magazine of Lithuanian literature “Vilnius Review”. He is the author of four poetry books. The most recent poetry book “of clean being” (švaraus buvimo) was published in 2018 and got the Poetry Spring festival prize. His selected poetry book in English “Now I Understand” was published by “Parthian Books” in 2018. His poetry book in Ukrainian „Найменші речі“ was published this year. His poetry has been translated into Polish, Russian, Slovenian, English, German, French, Dutch. Ukrainian and other languages. He translates the poetry of American, Canadian, Australian and other poets. Marius is a Lithuanian Writers’ Union member since 2007 and a member of Lithuanian Association of Literary Translators since 2013. 

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(Zagreb, Croatia)   Miloš Djurdjević (1961) is a poet and critic, anthologist and translator. Studying Law at the University in Split and Zagreb, and later Philosophy & Comparative Literature at the University of Zagreb, Miloš completed graduate studies in philosophy and MA studies in literature. He is a widely published poet, literary critic and essayist, whose work has been translated and included in many anthologies. He has translated extensively from English into Croatian works of modern and contemporary American and British poets (Charles Wright, John Ashbery, James Tate, Adrienne Rich, Raymond Carver, Lou Reed, J.D. Morrison, Kerry Shawn Keys, Jo Shapcott, Don Paterson). He is the editor of the Croatian Internet section of, and also poetry editor of the Croatian website

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(Zurich, Switzerland & NY, USA) Born in Cassino, Italy, Lucilla Trapazzo studied German literature in Italy at “La Sapienza” University; earned an MA in Film & Video at American University in Washington, D.C., and studied theater at the Fersen Academy in Rome, with Elizabeth Kemp (Actor’s Studio), Jonathan Fox (Playback Theater), and Barbara Rose (art). Her activities range widely between poetry (recipient of numerous prizes and awards, one for all “I Murazzi” Torino); publications in International anthologies and literary magazines (in Italy, Singapore, Argentina, Macedonia); guest poet International Festivals (in Macedonia, Tunisia, Albania, Serbia, Italy); theater and performance (teaching workshops in Italy and abroad, directing, acting). She also works on video-installations, translations, and literary critiques - and has worked with a variety of cultural, art, literature, and publishing associations in many countries. Her works, which long for a synthesis of all these different artistic languages, have been shown at several International exhibitions and festivals (UK, USA, France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, South America). 

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(Mineral de Pozos, GTO)  The daughter of an archaeologist who traveled all over Meso-America, Lorena holds a master's degree in Spanish Language and Literature from San Francisco State University. She is an expressive arts and somatic dance educator and therapist. Along with her poetic production, she is an intermodal artist, encompassing dance, drawing, creative writing, spoken word and theater. The author of three books of poetry El Collar de mi madre / My mother’s necklace (2011), Todo / Everything (2012), Tsunami (2015), she also has written several other collections as yet unpublished. For many years, she has been an active agent in fomenting cultural and artistic events, and has played several leadership roles in arts organizations and projects (president of the board of directors of the Tamalpa Institute, Principal Editor of Canto, a cultural magazine, and the founder/general director of the International and Interdisciplinary Festival of Poetry, Art and Ecology - FIIPA(E) - “Earth Consciousness”). Lorena teaches dance and expressive arts workshops (including poetry) and gives privately lessons in personal development and healing through the arts.

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