The Sun rises in the East !
European Poems

Our anthology of eastern and southeastern European contemporary poetry, translated into German, will be presented – if this works – at Frankfurt Book Fair 2020

The Sun rises in the East !

In our anthology of Eastern and Southeastern European contemporary poetry, we – the editors Ralf-Rainer Rygulla and I – will present 76 authors and their poems from 17 countries: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine. This includes poets with roots in those countries.


The poetical tone of the East 

First of all we found new poetry, which was not yet translated into German. Furthermore we discovered already translated poems, which we collect from various existing publications.

In the past years, Eastern and South European poets enjoyed an increasing interest here because their tone and apparent life experience differs very much from the posh artistry of German poetry.  


Will be published by Pop Verlag

The anthology „OST SÜDOST ! Poetische Töne aus Europa“ will be published by Pop Verlag, Ludwigsburg and will be released in September 2020 and – if it will be realised this year – presented on the Frankfurt Book Fair.


Editors & Publisher:

Ralf-Rainer Rygulla, *1943 in Katowice; Translator and publishing editor (März Verlag and Rowohlt Verlag), editor of Gummibaum – Hauszeitschrift für neue Dichtung (1969-1970) and of literary anthologies: FUCK YOU, Underground Poems (1967) and together with Rolf Dieter Brinkmann: ACID – Neue amerikanische Szene (1969), in the 80s musician (Moltostuhl) and songwriter (Die Qual der Belgier).

Marco Sagurna, *1961 in Wiesbaden; volunteer (Suhrkamp Theater-Verlag), newspaper editor, publisher and editor of GRÖSSENWAHN (1986-1990) and EISWASSER (1996-2002) as well as author of „TOO MUCH – das lange Leben des Rolf Dieter Brinkmann“ (together with Gunter Geduldig, 1994) and most recently author of the novel WARMIA (2018) and the book of poems MINIMAL (2019).

The Publisher:

POP Verlag


The Sun rises in the East 


We very much look forward to a great book with you your great poems

Thank you and best regards

Ralf-Rainer Rygulla & Marco Sagurna