Australian Broadcasting Corporation
14 July 2007 (Saturday at 3.05 pm)(repeated 3.05 pm Thursday)
Venezuela's World Poetry Festival
Highlights from the Venezuela World Poetry Festival, recorded in Caracas.
Last year, Poetica recorded the opening night of Venezuela's World Poetry
Festival, held in the Teatro Teresa Carreño, in Caracas.
The Chávez government invited 28 poets from around the world. They came from as
far away as China, Nigeria, France, Japan, Germany, and all over North, Central
and South America to read in front of an audience of 2000 people.
This program features the work of Idris Tayeb, Ramón Palomares, Sam Hamill,
Laura Antillano, Jack Hirschman, Luis Rodríguez, Allison Hedge Coke, Jorge Cocom
Pech, Nicole Cage-Florentini, Nicolas Suescun, David Cortes Caban and Ali Al-
The translations are read by Michael Hill and Eugenia Fragos.
Sound engineer - Simon Rose
Production - Mike Ladd