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The current edition, taking place between 26 and 28 September, presents the themes European Year of Youth and Poets from Black Europe and its program includes three main events, each to be held in a different location. The first two days will focus on the concept of Poetry as a literary refuge for young artists (European Year of Youth) and the last one will be dedicated to Poets from Black Europe. For the first part of the event, poets will address topics such as mental health, everyday life struggles, identity and roots. For the second part, Bozar and EUNIC Brussels invited five writers who participated in the anthology “Kontinentaldrift: das Schwarze Europa” by the author Fiston Mwanza Mujila. Their poetry challenges both the concept of a diaspora and that of national literature. The work navigates personal, collective, and universal mythologies, and is rooted in different traditions: the music and orality of African poetic tradition, and the European canonical poetic texts.
LIFE IS POETRYALZIATI ALZIATI | BALODE BALODE | BORDA BORDA | BÖRJEL BÖRJEL | BOUQUET BOUQUET | DAŃCZYSZYN DAŃCZYSZYN | FENKART FENKART | FERENČUHOVÁ FERENČUHOVÁ | GHYSSAERT GHYSSAERT | KAMPMANN KAMPMANN | KIVISILLA KIVISILLA | MĂLAICU-HONDRARI MĂLAICU-HONDRARI | MARTINS MARTINS | MIHAYLOVA MIHAYLOVA | MIHAYLOVA MIHAYLOVA | NECHIT NECHIT | NORÐDAHL NORÐDAHL | OOSTERHOFF OOSTERHOFF | SEGLEM SEGLEM | SEMOLIČ SEMOLIČ | SOMECK SOMECK | VARRÓ VARRÓ | VIELLE VIELLE | YAŞIN YAŞIN
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.
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 12 years, 265 European poets have presented 290 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) | 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) | 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).
EUNIC Members taking part in the project :
- Instituto Cervantes 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
- 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 :
- Mission of the Faroes to the EU
- Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Belgium
- European Commission - Representation of the Commission in Belgium
- Embassy of Georgia to the Kingdom of Belgium
- Georgian National Book Center
- Embassy of Iceland in Brussels - Icelandic Mission to the EU
- Embassy of Israel in Belgium and Luxembourg
- Lithuanian Culture Institute
- Northern Ireland Executive Office
- Scottish Government EU Office
- United Kingdom Permanent Representation to the EU
- LOFT 58
EUNIC in Brussels is looking for a cultural project coordinator for the Transpoesie poetry festival in 2023.