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    From 09/26 until 10/17 we celebrate Europe’s cultural diversity and languages through contemporary poetry.
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    Poems, languages and poets on the go. From all around Europe.
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    In 2019, TRANSPOESIE is organised by EUNIC Brussels
    in partnership with 22 official Representations of European countries and regions in Brussels.

About Transpoesie

The TRANSPOESIE poetry festival is organised for the ninth 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.

In 2019, 22 countries and regions have joined together to offer the population of Brussels and Europe a selection of poems in their original languages, with translations in French, English and Dutch.

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

 

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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). 

218

Poems

197

Poets

759

Translations

35

Partners

Partners

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

Latest News

26 September 2019 | 7PM | Muntpunt - MEET THE POETS – #1

The opening event of Transpoesie 2019 will bring into action once again contemporary poets and their poetry.

For the third year in a row MuntPunt and Transpoesie join forces to present to the poetry enthusiast of Brussels a great selection of literary talents from across Europe. 

  • 09/08/2019

The 9th TRANSPOESIE poetry festival takes place from September 26 until October 17

From September European contemporary poetry will flood again Brussels. 23 countries and regions and 22 different languages will be represented with a poem this year and 19 poets will attend the festival!

Starting with the official launch on 26 September, four dedicated poetry events will feature on this year’s programme.

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3 October 2019 | 7 PM | Maison du Livre - MEET THE POETS – #2

The famous booklovers’ spot in Saint Gilles, Maison du Livre is hosting the festival for the first time. 

 
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