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    The TRANSPOESIE poetry festival is organised for the seventh consecutive year
    by EUNIC Brussels, the European Union National Institutes for Culture
    based in the Belgian capital.
    This year It begins officially on 26 September,
    to mark the European Day of Languages
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    Poems, languages and poets on the go. From all around Europe.
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    In 2017, TRANSPOESIE is organised by EUNIC Brussels
    in partnership with 22 official Representations of European countries in Brussels.

About Transpoesie

The TRANSPOESIE poetry festival is organised for the seveth consecutive year by EUNIC Brussels, the European Union National Institutes for Culture based in the Belgian capital. This year it officially begins on 26 September, marking the European Day of Languages .

This year, a few countries have joined together to offer the population of Brussels a selection of poems in their original languages, with translations in French, English and Dutch.

Discover European cultural and linguistic diversity at three special TRANSPOESIE poetry events:

* 26 September @MuntPunt (Fatih OKUMUŞ [TR], Anja GOLOB [SI], Zuzanna FUKSOVA [CZ], Harkaitz CANO [EUS] and Estradpoesi FI: Melinda and Malin [FI]) >>> clic HERE

* 17 October @Bozar (with Peter VERHELST [BE], Maarja KANGRO [EE], Chus PATO [ES], Abdellatif LAABI [FR] and Andra ROTARU [RO]) >>> clic HERE 

* 9 November @Balassi Intitute (with Mieze MEDUSA [AT], Oddfríður Marni RASMUSSEN [FO], Anna TERÉK [HU], Gerður Kristný [IS], Florent TONIELLO [LU], Krzysztof SIWCZYK [PL] and Maria DO ROSÁRIO PEDREIRA [PT]) >>> clic 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, celebrated throughout Europe every year on the 26th of September.

Poems from all around Europe

 

Inspired by the successful and long-standing Poems on the Underground in London and Wiersze w Metrze in Warsaw, as well as similar projects run in various capital cities all over the world such as Paris, New York and Montreal, EUNIC Brussels brings European poetry in its original languages into the Brussels public space. Over the past 4 years, 100 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.

The goal of the past four editions was to put poetry into the Brussels public space, in the tramways, the metro trains, the busses. This year we are focusing on the quality of the poetry events and the launch of a brand-new website.

Our various partners during the past editions were: Brussels International House of Literature Passa Porta, Center for Fine Arts BOZAR, the City of Brussels, the European delegation in Brussels, the Galerie Anspach, Loterie Nationale, STIB/MIVB and Actissia.

The poets presented in Brussels: Monica AASPRONG (2014) | Alev ADIL (2014) | Cristina ALZIATI (2015) | Ursula ANDKJÆR OLSEN (2013) | Ostups ARTIS (2012) | Özdemir ASAF (2013) | 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) | Aleksandra DAŃCZYSZYN (2015) | Serge DELAIVE (2014) | Kristin DIMITROVA (2014) | Lidija DIMKOVSKA (2016) | Ricardo DOMENECK (2016) | Vladimir ĐURISIC (2017) | Athena FARROKHZAD (2014) | Lydia FENKART (2015) | Mária FERENČUHOVÁ (2015) | Pierre FOURNY (2014) | Erich FRIED (2011) | Zuzana FUKSOVÁ (2017) | Vasile GÂRNEŢ (2014) | Vasco GATO (2011) | Peter GHYSSAERT (2015) | Vasco GRAÇA MOURA (2012) | Wioletta GREG (2016) | Hagit GROSSMAN (2014) | Mariangela GUALTIERI (2014) | Maja HADERLAP (2012) | Yasmin HAFEDH (2013) | Inger HAGERUP (2012) | Martina HEFTER (2014) | Elena HIDVÉGHYOVÁ-YUNG (2011) | Marin HONDRARI (2015) | 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) | Claudiu KOMARTIN (2011) | Gueorgui KONSTANTINOV (2012) | Szczepan KOPYT (2013) | Barbara KORUN (2014) | Onno KOSTERS (2012) | Elyesa KOYTAK (2016) | 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) | Radek MALÝ (2011) | Lieke MARSMAN (2011) | Marcelijus MARTINAITIS (2012) | Albano MARTINS (2015) | Simon MÁRTON (2013) | Mieze MEDUSA (2017) | Ceylan MEVLÜT (2012) | Immanuel MIFSUD (2011) | Luna MIGUEL (2012) | Aksinia MIHAYLOVA (2015) | Nils Christian MOE REPSTAD (2013) | Sinéad MORRISSEY (2011) | Fiston Mwanza MUJILA (2016) | Ion MUREŞAN (2013) | Adám NÁDASDY (2011) | Giuseppe NAPOLITANO (2013) | Irina NECHIT (2015) | Carl NORAC (2011) | Eiríkur Örn NORÐDAHL (2015) | Fatih OKUMUŞ (2017) | Tonnus OOSTERHOFF (2015) | Sigurður PáLSSON (2014) | Eftychia PANAYIOTOU (2012) | Giovanni PASCOLI (2012) | Chus PATO (2017) | 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) | 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) | Aleš ŠTEGER (2012) | Lucija STUPICA (2011) | Anni SUMARI (2011) | Søren Ulrik THOMSEN (2012) | José TOLENTINO MENDONÇA (2013) | Indrė VALANTINAITĖ (2014) | Radu VANCU (2012) | Dániel VARRÓ (2015) | Petr VÁŠA (2013) | Peter VERHELST (2017) | Laurence VIELLE (2015) | Arvis VIGULS (2011) | Jochen WINTER (2013) | Mehmet YAŞIN (2015) | Agnė ZAGRAKALYTĖ (2013) | Melinda and Malin  (2017)

 

171

Poems

150

Poets

519

Translations

30

Partners

Partners

  • Etxepare Euskal Institutua
  • Balassi Institute - Cultural Service of the Embassy of Hungary in Brussels
  • Romanian Cultural Institute in Brussels
  • Fins Cultureel Instituut | Institut Culturel Finlandais
  • Mission of the Faroes to the EU
  • Alliance française de Bruxelles-Europe
  • Istituto Italiano di Cultura
  • South-Moravia Region Office in Brussels
  • Austrian Cultural Forum
  • Czech Centre Brussels
  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the European Union
  • Orfeu - Livraria Portuguesa
  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Estonia to the European Union
  • Instituto Cervantes de Bruselas
  • Ambassade du Luxembourg à Bruxelles
  • Polish Institute - Cultural Service of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Brussels
  • Embassy of Iceland | Icelandic Mission to the EU
  • Commission européenne
  • Yunus Emre Institute
  • Estonian Presidency of the EU
  • Camões Instituto de Cooperação e Língua Portugal

Latest News

26 septembre 2017 | 19h30 | Muntpunt (Brussels)

 

Le 26 septembre, le jour de la Journée Européenne des Langues, Transpoesie se rendra au Muntpunt, le centre de documentation de la Communauté Flamande de Belgique, pour le premier événement indoor du festival. Nous aurons la grande chance d'accueillir les slameuses Zuzanna FUKSOVÁ (République tchèque), Malin (Finlande) et Melinda LONNBERG (Finlande) - ces deux dernières créant ensemble le duo EstradpoesiFI -, l'écrivain basque Harkaitz CANO, le poète turc Fatih OKUMUŞ et la célèbre créatrice slovène Anja GOLOB.  

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17 octobre 2017 | 20:00 | BOZAR (Brussels)

Le 17 octobre, Transpoesie s'arrêtera au Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles pour la 4e fois. Sur scène se succéderont la poétesse espagnole de Galice Chus PATO, l'écrivaine roumaine Andra ROTARU, la jeune performeuse estonienne Maarja KANGRO, le célèbre auteur franco-marocain Abdellatif LAABI et l'un des érivains flamands les plus renommés, Peter VERHELST

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  • 15/06/2017

03 November 2016 | 20:00 | BOZAR (Brussels)

On 3 November TRANPOESIE will organize its second literary evening with five poets under the theme of Migration in Europe – the Polish London-based writer Wioletta GREG, accompanied by Fiston Mwanza MUJILA, a Congolese poet who resides in Austria, Faraj BAYAKDAR, a Syrian poet who lives in Sweden, Lidija DIMKOVSKA, a Macedonian poet living in Slovenia and Ricardo DOMENECK, a Brazilian poet who has made his home in Berlin.  

 

  • 11/10/2016