Södermalms Poetry Festival - 2014

Sep 4 - 5, 2014
Södermalm Poetry Festival in Stockholm

Kos KostmayerKos Kostmayer is a featured poet in the Södermalms Poetry Festival in Stockholm, Sweden being held September 4th and 5th, 2014.  Kos will be reading several of his poems (available below) all which have been translated into Swedish by the acclaimed poet and translator, Boel Schenlær. Kos is joined by numerous international poets including: Diti Ronen (Israel), Montaser Abdel Mawgoud, (Egypt), Tarek Eltayeb (Sudan & Austria), daughter Samantha Kostmayer (New York City), son-in-law Firas Sulaiman (Syria & New York City), Anat Zecherias (Israel), Rodolfo Häsler (Cuba & Spain), Daniela Craznaru (Romania), Craig Czury (Pennsylvania), Heather H. Thomas (US), Bosse Bandini Hellsten (Finland), along with Swedish poets Lars Gustafsson, Thomas Tidholm, Boel Schenlaer, Gunnar Wærness, Bengt O Björklund, Sam Carlquist and Jessica Johansson.

Read Boel Schenlær's interview with Kos.

 

FEATURED POEMS

Click the title to read the poem in English. You can also listen to Kos reading poems noted with the icon   .  To read the Swedish versions go to Kos's Festival page.

HYPERBOLE WED TO NARCISSISM ALWAYS EQUALS NONSENSE

LATE AT NIGHT

TESTIMONY

HAMLET SINGS THE NATIONAL ANTHEM   

HE FALLS ASLEEP WHILE READING SAINT JOHN   

PLAYGROUND

HOW GOOD IT IS TO BE THE KING

A NOTE TO MY GRANDDAUGHTER JESSIE