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, her not giving in when it comes to the body and the feelings or social, political and historical determinism. These poems conjoin particular experience of existence and the universal values. The jury also admires the work of Małgorzata Wierzbicka who translated Dorta Jagić’s poetry into Polish – the jury wrote in the verdict justification.