The Genoa International Poetry Festival “Parole spalancate” is a creature of Circolo dei Viaggiatori nel Tempo (CVT).
CVT is a non-profit cultural association founded in 1983 by the poet and musician Claudio Pozzani.
Since its inception, CVT has created and organized numerous poetry, music and interdisciplinary festivals, literary prizes, and cultural and artistic events in Europe and around the world.
It has also collaborated with other European cultural associations, creating an international network. Its mission is the development of cultural exchanges in Europe and around the world, encouraging artistic expression in the field of poetry and literature, music and visual arts.
CVT collaborates with European, national and local organisms, schools and universities and other cultural associations, to facilitate the mobility of young European poets and artists as well as accomplished authors and to encourage reciprocal exchange understanding, as well as broaden the audience for literary events.
CVT promotes the dialogue between different languages and cultures, by sponsoring the translation and publication of literary and cultural works.
Among the main other events organized by CVT, we can mention:
In 1999 it participated to the Unesco sessions for the World Poetry Day
In 2009 it won the Prize of Ministero di Beni e Attività Culturali italiano for the best poetry event in Italy (Parole spalancate)
In 2012 and 2020 it obtained the Catullo Prize for the dissemination of international poetry in Italy
In 2015 it founded the European platform Versopolis with 14 other continental poetry festivals
First edition of the Genoa International Poetry Festival
Free events every year
Countries of origin of the poets and artists