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Coverage from European Poet of Freedom Award 2014

Dorta Jagić, Croatian poet, won European Poet of Freedom award 2014 for her book „Couch on the Market” (2011). The jury put the emphasis on the female freedom’s affirmation, present in Jagić’s work. The poet received the award of 100 000 PLN. Since the European Poet of Freedom 2012, the translators also receive the award. This year, alongside the poet, her translator Małgorzata Wierzbicka won the price of 10 000 PLN. – Dorta Jagić’s poems are the affirmation of the female freedom, (…)

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Interview with Olga Tokarczuk – new jury member for the European Poet of Freedom Award

Michał Sowiński in conversation with Olga Tokarczuk, a new member of the Award Jury, on what poetry is and what significance it has for literature and politics.  Michał Sowiński: Why did you decide to join the Award Jury? Do you read a lot of poetry? Olga Tokarczuk: I think I’ll make a good addition to the jury because I rarely read poetry. I assume, however, that good poetry is a universal language which does not leave even laypeople like me (…)

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