Split na Dlanu: 4th International Poetry Festival Held

By 19 July 2022

July 19, 2022 - The 4th International poetry festival Split na dlanu ("Split in your palm") was held in Split on July 16.

That is an event where poets from all over Croatia, neighboring countries, and Europe participate. All the selected poems for this festival are published in the Croatian language. Poets from Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Germany, Montenegro, Luxembourg, and North Macedonia are represented in the festival collection this year.


The organizer was Zdravko Odorčić, playwright, writer and poet from Zagreb, who is also the president of the KULTura sNOVA association. The organization in Split was largely taken over by Slavica Oka Pažanin, who is also a poet and member of the KULTura sNOVA. 


In the first part of the poetry festival, the following poets were presented: Sanja Fistonić from Jelsa on the island of Hvar, Ankica Anchie from Split and Nihad Mašić River from Tuzla (Bosnia and Herezegovina). In the second part, the poets from the collection "Split na dlanu" presented themselves. The opening speech was given by Zdravko Odorčić, the program was led by Slavica Oka Pažanin while the whole event included musical performances by Diana Hilje, singer-songwriter Boris Krivec and Jerko Marević.


As a surprise of the evening, the female klapa Marjanka performed. Mat zemlja by the poet Sanja Fistonić from Jelsa (island of Hvar) was declared the best song of the festival. It was a wonderful evening full of lyrics, music and joy. 


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