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    The 9th TRANSPOESIE FESTIVAL will take place from September 26 until October 11.

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    Poems, languages and poets on the go. From all around Europe.
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    In 2018, TRANSPOESIE is organised by EUNIC Brussels
    in partnership with 24 official Representations of European countries and regions in Brussels.

About Transpoesie

The TRANSPOESIE poetry festival is organised for the eight 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 2018, a few countries 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 three special TRANSPOESIE poetry reading events and a conference:

 

 

  • 27 September 2018 @Charlemagne - Learning three languages in school: multilingual education and cultural expression - conference with the participation of the poet Janneke SPOELSTRA [FY] >>> click HERE

 

 

+++ See HERE our partners !

+++ To download the visuals of this year's edition, click HERE!

 

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)

 

195

Poems

174

Poets

650

Translations

31

Partners

Partners

EUNIC Members taking part in the project :

Austrian Cultural Forum

Czech Centre Brussels

- Danish Cultural Institute

Permanent Representation of the Republic of Estonia to the European Union

Balassi Institute - Cultural Service of the Embassy of Hungary in Brussels

Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Embassy of the Republic of Latvia to the Kingdom of Belgium

Embassy of Luxembourg in Brussels

Polish Institute - Cultural Service of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Brussels

Camões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua

Romanian Cultural Institute in Brussels

Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the European Union

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

Yunus Emre Institute

And :

Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

- Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Belgium

Embassy of Georgia to the Kingdom of Belgium

Greenland Representation to the European Union

Greenlandic Writers Association

Embassy of Ireland

Embassy of Israel in Belgium and Luxembourg

- It Skriuwersboun 

Leeuwarden Europan Capital of Culture 2018

MuntPunt 

Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity

Orfeu Library

- Scottish Government EU Office

European Commission - Representation of the Commission in Belgium

 

 

 

 

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

Latest News

4 October 2018 | 8 PM | MuntPunt

TRANSPOESIE and MuntPunt have joined forces for the second consecutive year to present to you a great selection of literary talents from across Europe.

Be part of the celebration of diversity of European languages at a unique poetry reading event, with eight poets from different European countries reading in their own languages. Translations of the poems will be projected simultaneously.

  • 12/09/2018

The 9th TRANSPOESIE poetry festival takes place from September 26 until October 11.

We are glad to announce that  24 countries and regions will be represented with a poem this year and 21 poets will attend the festival!

So save the date! Four major events are scheduled:

  • 22/08/2018

The Call for Participation for TRANSPOESIE 2018 is now open

TRANSPOESIE 2018 is now calling for participation in this year’s celebration of poetry and linguistic diversity in Brussels.

We propose two types of participation:

  1. with a poem, published on our website and displayed in the public transportation network in original language and two translations (French and Dutch).
  2. with a poem and its poet attending one of the reading events organised in Brussels in September and October
  • 02/05/2018