About the theme/テーマについて


Theme: With or Without Mythology
テーマ: 神話へ、その彼方へ

In the awake of all civilizations, there were mythologies and poems. As rationalism and materialism grew to encompass the world, mythologies and poems weakened their presence, leaving human spirit in stagnancy. In this beginning of the 21st century, are poems to seek for liberty that surpasses mythologies, or are poems to regain the spissitude of mythologies? In the capital city of Japan, a country of Kojiki mythologies and rich poetic heritage, poets from around the world will present their creative works as answers to this compelling question.


(C)Tokyo Poetry Festival 2011 Executive Committee