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Šantić Poetry Nights in Mostar

Šantić Poetry Nights in Mostar

One of the most famous poets in Bosnia and Herzegovina is Aleksa Šantić, which is known for his poetry full of strong emotions of love and sorrow. Šantić was born in Mostar in 1868, but he also died in this city in 1924.

Aleksa Šantić’s love poetry developed under the strong influence of the Bosnian love song – sevdalinka. His songs are full of emotional pain, patriotism, love and longing of the nationally and socially vulnerable Herzegovinians.

City of Mostar organizes Šantić Poetry Nights regularly every year in his honor. As the part of this event, Šantić Prize for Poetry, which was established in 1968, is awarded each year to the best author. If you decide to visit Mostar in September, Šantić Poetry Nights are ideal for enjoying in poetry, music, movies, exhibitions and plays. 


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