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    Transpoesie 2023: Take Back the Stage

    Check the programme of the festival
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    Poems, languages and poets on the go. From all around Europe.
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    In 2023, TRANSPOESIE is organised by EUNIC Brussels
    in partnership with a number of official Representations of European countries and regions in Brussels.

About Transpoesie

TRANSPOESIE 2023

TAKE BACK THE STAGE

The 13th edition of the international poetry festival is back in full force with fresh voices, focusing on architecture, environment and decolonisation.

 

Transpoesie 2023: Take Back the Stage celebrates the unique relationship between poetry, nature and architecture, creating living environments that inspire and ignite the imagination highliting as well the unique, seductive, and evocative creations of the Art Nouveau period in a very special way.
This year Transpoesie will amplify female voices in European poetry in joining the celebration of Art Nouveau in Brussels, adding their own poetic angle to it. We are creating a series of unforgettable events, featuring female poets from all over Europe, in beautiful, surprising, secret, and unexpected locations throughout the city.
Transpoesie is not just about stage performances or taking back the public space. It's about bringing people together to experience the magic of poetry in a unique and unforgettable way. Our festival celebrates the power of words, the beauty of nature, and the vital role that women play in shaping our society and the world.

Click here for the programme.

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 public spaces in their original languages, with French and Dutch translations.

Over the past 13 years, 287 European poets have presented 308 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 Union delegation in Brussels, Galerie Anspach, Loterie Nationale, STIB/MIVB, Actissia, MuntPunt, European Parliament, European Commission Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, Le Cercle des Voyageurs, Mondocultures, Network for Promoting Linguistic Diversity, Visit.Brussels, La Maison du Livre, Citizen's Garden etc. 

The poets presented in Brussels: Monica AASPRONG (2014) | Rosana ACQUARONI (2020) | Alev ADIL (2014) | Pelumi ADEJUMO (2021) | Malin ÅHMAN (2017) | Ubah Cristina ALI FARAH (2022) | Cristina ALZIATI (2015) | Martin AMANSHAUSER (2021) | Ursula ANDKJÆR OLSEN (2013) | Ifor AP GLYN (2019) | Özdemir ASAF (2013) | Simone ATANGANA BEKONO (2018) | Bernardo ATXAGA (2016) | Edna AZULAY (2019) | Ulrike BAIL (2021) Emily BALLOU (2011) | Ingmāra BALODE (2015) | João Luís BARRETO GUIMARÃES () | Zuzanna BARTOSZEK () | Radu BATA () | Stéphane BATAILLON (2012) | Faraj BAYRAKDAR (2016) | Lizar BEGOÑA () | 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) | Elmar KUIPER (2019) | 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) | Artis OSTUPS (2012) | Sigurður PáLSSON (2014) | Eftychia PANAYIOTOU (2012) | Giovanni PASCOLI (2012) | Chus PATO (2017) | Josep PEDRALS (2020) |Olga PEK (2018) | Anne PENDERS (2013) | Katja PERAT (2013) | Adrian PERERA (2020) | 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). 

 
314

Poems

294

Poets

1153

Translations

41

Partners

Partners

EUNIC Members taking part in the project :

Austrian Cultural Forum

- British Council

- Instituto Cervantes Brussels

Czech Centre Brussels

Permanent Representation of the Republic of Estonia to the EU

Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux

- Hungarian Cultural Institute Brussels

Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU

Embassy of Luxembourg in Brussels

Polish Institute Brussels

- Cultural Service of the Embassy of Portugal in Brussels

Romanian Cultural Institute in Brussels

Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Brussels

- 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 :

Embassy of Andorra

Etxepare Euskal Institutua 

Mission of the Faroes to the EU

- Embassy of Sweden

And :

Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Belgium

European Commission - Representation of the Commission in Belgium

Embassy of Georgia to the Kingdom of Belgium

Writers’ House of Georgia

Georgian National Book Center

- Embassy of Iceland in Brussels - Icelandic Mission to the EU

Embassy of Israel in Belgium and Luxembourg

- It Skriuwersboun

Arts Council Malta

La Maison du Livre

- Le Cercle des Voyageurs

Lithuanian Culture Institute

- LUCA School of Arts 

MuntPunt

- Mondocultures

- Northern Ireland Executive Office

- Scottish Government EU Office

- Swedish Institute

United Kingdom Permanent Representation to the EU

- Ville de Bruxelles

Literature Wales

- LOFT 58

 

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

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