After having moved the city for two weeks to the lively beat of poetry, Transpoesie 2018 reaches a new station. The Balassi Institute, long-time partner of the festival, opens its doors to the third poetry-reading event of 2018.
Seven different voices, ideas and attitudes towards life will collide, giving you the chance to discover trough poetry seven European cultures. Poets from all corners of the continent will unveil their talents: you will have the chance to plunge into the rhythm of Hungarian, Hebrew, Estonian, Greek, Greenlandic, Portuguese and English (from Scotland) while the translation in English will be screened on the historic wall of the city of Brussels!
Experience a veritable Babelian evening with:
- Dóra Gabriella Sós, a Hungarian poet, author, researcher, publisher, ghostwriter and cultural manager. She writes poems and proses, creates image poetry and participates in literary performances. Dóra follows a PhD programme researching experimental arts, post-humanism and science fiction.
- Indrek Koff, from Estonia, who received Estonia’s most prestigious award for poetry by writing an assemblage of Estonian sayings complemented by a few musings about the nature of Estonianness. Through his work, you will experiment playfulness, self-irony, seriousness, and theatricality.
- Dimitris Lyacos from Greece. His trilogy has been translated into thirteen languages and was developed as a work in progress over thirty years. He combines, in a genre-defying form, themes from literary tradition with elements from ritual, religion, philosophy and anthropology.
- Pivinnguaq Mørch. After writing a short story about a heart-breaking daughter and father relationship, the poet from Greenland explores, in nine short stories and fourteen poems, existential themes related to life.
- Tahel Frosh, poet from Israel, doctoral student, teacher and columnist. In her first major poetry book, she offers a documentation of the discontent in Israel and all over the world, a universal aesthetic analysis of the social order, which is much more radical than the social justice protests that began in July 2011.
- Pedro Mexia, a Portuguese columnist and literary critic, who participates in TV and radio political commentary programs and is currently cultural consultant of the President of the Republic. He was twice a member of the jury of the Camões Prize (the most important cultural price in Portugal).
- Catherine Wilson, from Scotland, known for her reflections on the everyday, blended with a sense of humour and solemn questions about the big things in life. She has spoken at two of University of Edinburgh's TEDx conferences and organised the first non-American team to compete in America’s national competition C.U.P.S.I.
>>> Balassi Institute Brussels | Treurenberg 10, 1000 Brussels
>>> 11 October 2018 - 8 PM