Sözen is a flow of words, texts, and languages. The focus is on Central Asian authors - on what matters to us through articles, translations, interviews and podcasts. We are interested in literary processes and in hearing a wide range of voices and works.
Sözen is a gentle steppe river that flows from one infinity beyond the horizon to another. Here, the river is the source of everything that surrounds us. It gives life to plants, insects and animals, it reflects people and stars, and birds nest on its banks. It is a silent force of diversity and polyphony of the steppe, preferring slow movement between infinities to the vanity of restrictions and conventions.
This river word, Sözen, reaches from the very beginning from the distant past - it takes on the vivid outlines of the present as long as it is in our field of vision, touch, feeling, hearing - and points to our future.
All forms of life, beings and matter will have space and resources on its shores, every voice will be heard, all can enter (or stay in) its refreshing waters to hear, see, feel, relate, comprehend, understand, realise, recognise or know.