The TRANSPOESIE poetry festival is organised for the tenth consecutive year by EUNIC Brussels, the European Union National Institutes for Culture based in the Belgian capital. This year, our reading events will go virtual – sharing European poetry to audiences around the world, starting with our opening event on 23 September.
For 10 years TRANSPOESIE has celebrated language diversity, inspired by the European Day of Languages marked on the 26th of September every year. This year’s edition will include poets from 26 countries and regions, sharing poetry in their native languages internationally, with translations in French, English, and Dutch. In Brussels, selected poems will be featured on your favourite route around town, as the poster campaign in public transport kicks off on September 15.
For its 10th birthday TRANSPOESIE will partner up with the European Poetry Platform VERSOPOLIS. The events will be virtual – the celebration undeniable! Shared throughout Europe simultaneously, transpoesie.eu is the place to be.
The TRANSPOESIE hybrid poetry readings will take part in Zoom webinars, and will be screened live on social media. The first three events will be moderated live, with public access, from the Hungarian Cultural Institute (Treurenberg 10, 1000 Brussels), awaiting poetry enthousiasts to join this hybrid poetic experience. Please note that there is limited seating to the live events in the Hungarian Institute, hygiene measurements are in place for public safety and pre-registration is required. The last two events will be streamed live on Facebook.
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The TRANSPOESIE project was launched in Brussels in the autumn of 2011
for the European Day of Languages and Linguistic Diversity, celebrated throughout Europe every year on the 26th of September.
TRANSPOESIE marks the European Day of Languages and Linguistic Diversity, celebrated each year on 26 September, by organising a series of events in September and October that present the rich and diverse poetry of Europe. Organised by EUNIC Brussels since 2011, the poetry festival returns to Brussels in each year with an exciting array of poems from across Europe, which will be displayed in the public transportation hub in their original languages, with French and Dutch translations.
Over the past 9 years, 196 European poets have presented their poems in the framework of the project. The public of Brussels gets a chance to discover the great variety of languages and literary talent in Europe, enriching their daily routines with a unique and creative experience.
Our various partners during the past editions were: Brussels International House of Literature Passa Porta, Center for Fine Arts BOZAR, City of Brussels, European delegation in Brussels, Galerie Anspach, Loterie Nationale, STIB/MIVB, Actissia, European Parliament, European Commission Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, Le Cercle des Voyageurs, Mondocultures, MuntPunt, Network for Promoting Linguistic Diversity.
The poets presented in Brussels: Monica AASPRONG (2014) | Alev ADIL (2014) | Cristina ALZIATI (2015) | Ursula ANDKJÆR OLSEN (2013) | Ostups ARTIS (2012) | Özdemir ASAF (2013) | Simone ATANGANA BEKONO (2018) | Bernardo ATXAGA (2016) | Emily BALLOU (2011) | Ingmāra BALODE (2015) | Stéphane BATAILLON (2012) | Faraj BAYRAKDAR (2016) | Maya BEJERANO (2013) | Julia BIRD (2012) | Itxaro BORDA (2015) | Ida BORJEL (2015) | Stephane BOUQUET (2015) | Marlena BRAESTER (2016) | Harkaitz CANO (2017) | Branko ČEGEC (2013) | Gillian CLARKE (2014) | Francis COMBE (2013) | Rui CÓIAS (2014) | Ann COTTEN (2018) | Aleksandra DAŃCZYSZYN (2015) | Serge DELAIVE (2014) | Kristin DIMITROVA (2014) | Lidija DIMKOVSKA (2016) | Ricardo DOMENECK (2016) | Vladimir ĐURISIC (2017) | María ELOY-GARCÍA (2018) | Athena FARROKHZAD (2014) | Lydia FENKART (2015) | Mária FERENČUHOVÁ (2015) | Pierre FOURNY (2014) | Erich FRIED (2011) | Tahel FROSH (2018) | Zuzana FUKSOVÁ (2017) | Vasile GÂRNEŢ (2014) | Vasco GATO (2011) | Peter GHYSSAERT (2015) | Vasco GRAÇA MOURA (2012) | Wioletta GREG (2016) | Hagit GROSSMAN (2014) | Madara GRUNTMANE (2018) | Mariangela GUALTIERI (2014 / 2018) | Maja HADERLAP (2012) | Yasmin HAFEDH (2013 / 2019) | Christina HAGEN (2018) | Inger HAGERUP (2012) | Martina HEFTER (2014) | Elena HIDVÉGHYOVÁ-YUNG (2011) | Marin HONDRARI (2015) | Stanka HRASTELJ (2018) | Petr HRUŠKA (2014) | Laura IANCU (2014) | Clara JANÉS (2011) | Carl Jóhan JENSEN (2013) | Jan JÍLEK (2012) | Antanas A. JONYNAS (2011) | Nuno JUDICE (2017) | Rudolf JUROLEK (2014) | Sissal KAMPMANN (2015) | Maarja KANGRO (2017) | Jaan KAPLINSKI (2011) | Constantine P. KAVAFIS (2012) | Frank KEIZER (2013) | Eeva KILPI (2012) | Veronika KIVISILLA (2015) | Anatol KNOTEK (2014) | Indrek KOFF (2018) | Claudiu KOMARTIN (2011) | Gueorgui KONSTANTINOV (2012) | Szczepan KOPYT (2013) | Barbara KORUN (2014) | Onno KOSTERS (2012) | Elyesa KOYTAK (2016) | Jakub KORNHAUSER (2018) | Ryszard KRYNICKI (2011) | Asko KÜNNAP (2013) | Irene LA SEN (2014) | Abdelatif LAABI (2017) | Jacques LACARRIERE (2011) | János LACKFI (2012) | Boiko LAMBOVSKI (2013) | Martin LARSEN (2014) | Erik LINDER (2014) | Dimitris LYACOS (2018) | Radek MALÝ (2011) | Ștefan MANASIA (2018) | Lieke MARSMAN (2011) | Marcelijus MARTINAITIS (2012) | Albano MARTINS (2015) | Simon MÁRTON (2013) | Mieze MEDUSA (2017) | Ceylan MEVLÜT (2012) | Pedro MEXIA (2018) | Immanuel MIFSUD (2011) | Luna MIGUEL (2012) | Aksinia MIHAYLOVA (2015) | Nils Christian MOE REPSTAD (2013) | Pivinnguaq MØRCH (2018) | Sinéad MORRISSEY (2011) | Fiston Mwanza MUJILA (2016) | Ion MUREŞAN (2013) | Adám NÁDASDY (2011) | Giuseppe NAPOLITANO (2013) | Irina NECHIT (2015) | Nuala Ní DHOMHNAILL (2018) | Tom NISSE (2018) | Carl NORAC (2011) | Eiríkur Örn NORÐDAHL (2015) | Fatih OKUMUŞ (2017) | Juanjo OLASAGARRE MENDINUETA (2018) | Tonnus OOSTERHOFF (2015) | Sigurður PáLSSON (2014) | Eftychia PANAYIOTOU (2012) | Giovanni PASCOLI (2012) | Chus PATO (2017) | Olga PEK (2018) | Anne PENDERS (2013) | Katja PERAT (2013) | Eric PIETTE (2012) | Dana PODRACKÁ (2013) | Marko POGAČAR (2014) | Tóroddur POULSEN (2014) | Marts PUJĀTS (2014) | Jonas RASMUSSEN (2017) | Oddfríður Marni RASMUSSEN (2017) | Jorge RIECHMANN (2013) | Birk ROHELEND (2014) | Jürgen ROOSTE (2012) | Andra ROTARU (2017) | Tomasz RÓŻYCKI (2014) | Jacob SAM-LA ROSE (2013) | Maia SARISHVILI (2018) | Xóchil A. SCHÜTZ (2012) | Georges SÉFÉRIS (2014) | Karl SEGLEM (2015) | Leta SEMANEDI (2014) | Peter SEMOLIČ (2015) | Krzysztof SIWCZYK (2017) | Rony SOMECK (2015) | Piotr SOMMER (2012) | Morten SØNDERGAARD (2011) | Dóra Gabriella SÓS (2018) | Janneke SPOELSTRA (2018) | Aleš ŠTEGER (2012) | Lucija STUPICA (2011) | Anni SUMARI (2011) | Søren Ulrik THOMSEN (2012) | José TOLENTINO MENDONÇA (2013) | Indrė VALANTINAITĖ (2014) | Radu VANCU (2012) | Vónbjørt VANG (2018) | Dániel VARRÓ (2015) | Petr VÁŠA (2013) | Peter VERHELST (2017) | Laurence VIELLE (2015) | Arvis VIGULS (2011) | Catherine WILSON (2018) | Jochen WINTER (2013) | Kaan Murat YANIK (2018) | Mehmet YAŞIN (2015) | Agnė ZAGRAKALYTĖ (2013) | Melinda and Malin (2017).
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- LOFT 58
Online roundtable focused on modern European poetry.
Friday October 16 at 8 pm CEST
Live on Social Media
In partnership with VERSOPOLIS
The second reading event for the tenth edition of TRANSPOESIE follows with six poets – voices that invites you on a transcendental journey of the spirit. The poets tell tales of urban and rural spaces through small moments of time. Each poet shares their work in their consecutive languages, with translations available.
Wednesday September 30 at 8 pm CEST
The fourth reading event for the tenth edition of TRANSPOESIE follows with six poets – performers, singers, share their melodies and rhythms, musing in descriptive dark red tunes. Each poet shares their work in their consecutive languages, with translations available.
Wednesday October 14 at 8 pm CEST