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    TRANSPOESIE 10 – LET’S GO VIR(TU)AL!
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    Poems, languages and poets on the go. From all around Europe.
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    In 2020, TRANSPOESIE is organised by EUNIC Brussels
    in partnership with 26 official Representations of European countries and regions in Brussels.

About Transpoesie

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.

 

All events are filmed and shared live on social media. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to find out more.

 

Tune in for the following events:

  • Wednesday 23 September 2020 at 8 pm (CEST), in partnership with VERSOPOLIS >>> click HERE
  • Wednesday 30 September 2020 at 8 pm (CEST), in partnership with LA MAISON DU LIVRE >>> click HERE
  • Wednesday 7 October 2020 at 8 pm (CEST) >>> click HERE
  • Wednesday 14 October 2020 at 8 pm (CEST), in partnership with MUNTPUNT >>> click HERE.
  • Friday 16 October at 8 pm (CEST), discussion to close the tenth edition of the festival, exploring creative poetry forms and celebrating young poets of the future. >>> click HERE.

 

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About Transpoesie

Poems from all around Europe

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.

Poems from all around Europe

 

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). 

244

Poems

222

Poets

869

Translations

40

Partners

Partners

EUNIC Members taking part in the project :

Austrian Cultural Forum

- British Council

- Instituto Cervantes Brussels

Czech Centre Brussels

Permanent Representation of the Republic of Estonia to the EU

Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux

- Hungarian Cultural Institute Brussels

Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU

Embassy of Luxembourg in Brussels

Polish Institute Brussels

- Cultural Service of the Embassy of Portugal in Brussels

Romanian Cultural Institute in Brussels

Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the EU

- Spain Arts and Culture - Cultural and Scientific Service of the Embassy of Spain in Belgium

Vlaams-Nederlands Huis deBuren

EUNIC Associate Members taking part in the project :

Etxepare Euskal Institutua 

Mission of the Faroes to the EU

- Embassy of Sweden

And :

- Embassy of Andorra

Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Belgium

European Commission - Representation of the Commission in Belgium

Embassy of Georgia to the Kingdom of Belgium

Writers’ House of Georgia

Georgian National Book Center

- Embassy of Iceland in Brussels - Icelandic Mission to the EU

Embassy of Israel in Belgium and Luxembourg

- It Skriuwersboun

Arts Council Malta

La Maison du Livre

- Le Cercle des Voyageurs

Lithuanian Culture Institute

- LUCA School of Arts 

MuntPunt

- Mondocultures

- Northern Ireland Executive Office

- Scottish Government EU Office

United Kingdom Permanent Representation to the EU

- Ville de Bruxelles

Literature Wales

- LOFT 58

 

Partners
  • Spain Arts and Culture - Cultural and Scientific Service of the Embassy of Spain in Belgium
  • Leeuwarden Europan Capital of Culture 2018
  • Embassy of Sweden
  • Embassy of the Republic of Latvia to the Kingdom of Belgium
  • Scottish Government EU Office
  • LOFT 58
  • Etxepare Euskal Institutua
  • Greenland Representation to the European Union
  • Commission européenne
  • Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
  • Embassy of Andorra
  • Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU
  • Ville de Bruxelles
  • Camões Instituto de Cooperação e Língua Portugal
  • Embassy of Ireland
  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Estonia to the European Union
  • Greenlandic Writers Association
  • Ambassade du Luxembourg à Bruxelles
  • Mission of the Faroes to the EU
  • Hungarian Cultural Institute Brussels
  • It Skriuwersboun
  • Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Belgium
  • LUCA School of Arts
  • Polish Institute - Cultural Service of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Brussels
  • Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity
  • Danish Cultural Institute
  • Lithuanian Culture Institute
  • Orfeu - Livraria Portuguesa
  • Yunus Emre Institute
  • Austrian Cultural Forum
  • MuntPunt
  • Romanian Cultural Institute in Brussels
  • Vlaams-Nederlands Huis deBuren
  • Instituto Cervantes Brussels
  • Czech Centre Brussels
  • Istituto Italiano di Cultura
  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the European Union

Latest News

POETS OF THE FUTURE

Online roundtable focused on modern European poetry.

Friday October 16 at 8 pm CEST

Live on Social Media

In partnership with VERSOPOLIS

  • 15/09/2020

TRANSCENDENTAL JOURNEYS

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

  • 08/09/2020

SONGS OF THE PAST

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

  • 08/09/2020