Get to know the authors shortlisted for the 2020 European Poet of Freedom Award

On March 21st, 2020, we’ll find out who won the 2020 European Poet of Freedom Literary Award of the City of Gdańsk. This event will mark the end of the 10-year-old publishing series, through which the City Culture Institute has introduced Polish readers to most recent European poetry. A...

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We know the nominees of the 2020 European Poet of Freedom Literary Award of the City of Gdańsk

The jury of the European Poet of Freedom Award, chaired by Krzysztof Czyżewski, has announced the nominees of the...

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Linda Vilhjálmsdóttir has won the European Poet of Freedom Literary Award of the City of Gdańsk

Reykjavik-born Linda Vilhjálmsdóttir is the European Poet of Freedom 2018, with her volume Frelsi (Freedom) translated into Polish by...

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The International Festival of Literature European Poet of Freedom will be held in Gdansk between 23rd and 25th March

The fifth edition of the International Festival of Literature European Poet of Freedom will take place between 23rd and...

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An interview with Bogusława Sochańska, translator of Yahya Hassan’s poetry

In 2016, Danish author Yahya Hassan’s collection of poems, “Digte” was shortlisted for the Polish literary prize ‘Gdansk European Poet of Freedom Award’. Danish Culture Institute’s director in Poland, Boguslawa Sochanska, had recommended him for the prize in her capacity as translator. Yahya Hassan did not win the award, but the...

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