The poet, composer and performer Courtney Meredith, whose roots are in Samoa, the Cook Islands and Ireland, has already won several prizes at international Poetry Slams. She also works as an event coordinator where she concentrates on music and performances by young people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Vera Polozkova, also known under her blogger pseudonym, vero4ka, is one of the most exciting young Russian poets. Her poems, free from set structures, wild, powerful and at the same time vulnerable, are about joy, pain and injustice. She emphasizes that it is not only the written text, but also the visual moments and the performance of the poet which bring the poems to life. Unfortunately, Vera Polozkova will not be able to attend this event. However, the German translations of her poems will be read by Susanna Kraus.