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  • 08/09/2020


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

online / social media

In partnership with MUNTPUNT

Celebrate poetry from around Europe – and hear from our songs:

Cornelia HÜLMBAUER (Austria) - an author of poetry, short prose and audio pieces, Hülmbauer was born in 1982 in Lower Austria. Her work was featured in many anthologies and magazines and her collection was published in 2018. That same year, she was awarded the Theofor Körner Prize for Literature and won the audience award at the Cena Václava Buriana Poetry Festival in Olomouc, Czech Republic.

Marina KAZAKOVA (Belgium) - a Russian-born Belgium-based poet, Kazakova is published internationally in magazines and journals.  She has been shortlisted at many international poetry festivals and art events. A recurring team in Kazakova’s work is the confrontation with the past and especially the exploration of the challenges posed by memory and grief. She is currently working as the Communications Officer at Victim Support Europe (Brussels) and working on her practice-based PhD in Arts at the Luca School of Arts (KULeuven).

Nyk DE VRIES (Friesland) - writer and musician, de Vries was born in 1971 in Noardburgum, Friesland, Netherlands and is a creative writing teacher. While he was studying history in Groningen, he started writing and singing in the band The Amp. In addition to his poetry collections, de Vries also writes novels. His work, written both in Frisian and Dutch, was nominated for and won several awards. He often travels abroad for his performances where he uses images and music.

Kamila JANIAK (Poland) - an artist better known under the pseudonym Daisy Kowalsky, Polish poet and vocalist Janiak has written four poetry books since 2007. She was nominated for the Wrocław Silesius Poetic Award and the Wisława Szymborska Poetic Award for her last collection of poems, which was published in 2018. Her work was compiled in several Polish anthologies. Janiak is also a singer in four Polish bands.

Iona LEE (Scotland) - a widely published Scottish poet, illustrator and spoken word performer, Lee has made several apparitions on television and radio. Recognised internationally, Lee has performed her work all over the United Kingdom and Europe and even represented Scotland at the 2016 World Slam Championship in Paris. Lee is also the leader of a beat poetry band called Acolyte.

Maxime GARCIA DIAZ (The Netherlands) - a Dutch poet living in Amsterdam, Garcia Diaz writes about the Internet, bodies and sad girls as resistance fighters.  In 2018, she toured Flanders and the Netherlands with the Poetry Bus and won the 2019 Dutch Poetry Slam Championship. Additionally, Garcia Diaz has a newsletter where she shares her work and thoughts.

Moderator: Sofie Verraest, Belgian writer, founder and curator of Snug Harbor. 

You can take part in the event on-line on the website and Facebook page of Transpoesie. 


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For the full program of the festival click here.

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