Coordinating Committee

Jack Hirschman

Honorary President
(1933-2021)

American poet and essayist, former director of the San Francisco IFP. He was General Coordinator.

Rati Saxena

Indian poet and director of the Krytia International Poetry Festival.

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Member of the Central Coordination.

Fernando Rendón

Colombian poet, founder and director of the International Poetry Festival of Medellín. 

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Member of the Central Coordination.

Francis Combes

French poet, journalist, editor, translator, critic and essayist.

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Member of the Central Coordination.

Ataol Behramoglu

Poet, essayist, playwright and university professor of Turkish origin.

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Alex Pausides

Cuban poet, general coordinator of the Havana Poetry Festival.

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Agneta Falk

Poet, editor, translator and visual artist of Swedish origin.

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Jidi Majia

Chinese poet, vice-president of the China Writers Association.

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Vadim Terekhin

Russian poet and co-chairman of the Union of Russian Writers.

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Zolani Mkiva

South African poet and Member of Parliament, founder of the Mkiva Humanitarian Foundation

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Ayo Ayoola-Amale

Nigerian poet living in Ghana, founder and president of WILPF.

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Khalid Raissouni

Moroccan poet, member of the Union of Moroccan Writers.

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Freddy Ñañez

Venezuelan poet and artist. He is currently the Minister of Communication and Information.

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Oscar Saavedra Villarroel

Chilean poet, director of the Poetry Schools in Chile.

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Keshab Sigdel

Nepali poet and writer, member of The World Nation Writer’s Union.

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Luis Filipe Sarmento

Portuguese poet, editor and TV producer.

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Les Wicks

Australian poet and publisher, author of thirteen books of poetry.

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Christopher Okemwa

Kenyan-born poet, actor, dancer, playwright and short-story writer.

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