Marianna Kiyanovska and Luljeta Lleshanaku are this year’s European Poets of Freedom!

For the first time since the start of the European Poet of Freedom award, the Jury has decided to award two poets.The Jury recommended that two equal Literary Awards of the City of Gdańsk be granted in a verdict approved (…)

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European Poet of Freedom Literature Festival, 9–11 June 2022

The European Poet of Freedom Literature Festival #7 will be held on 9–11 June in Gdańsk. It will be attended by guests from Poland and abroad, including poets and translators shortlisted for the European Poet of Freedom Award. The shortlisted (…)

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A laudation for Sinéad Morrisey

A LAUDATION FOR SINÉAD MORRISEY EUROPEAN POET OF FREEDOM 2020 Sinéad Morrisey gives freedom a new name, an unexpected one––the name of balance. She comes from Ireland, a country with a poetic harp in its national emblem, where for centuries (…)

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Sinéad Morrissey – European Poet of Freedom 2020

Sinéad Morrissey was honored with the Gdansk’s European Poet of Freedom Literary Award 2020 for the volume “On balance”, translated by Magda Heydel. The jurors recognized the way the poet travels between different cultures, her impressive knowledge of the world, (…)

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Versopolis Festival of Hope

So many conversations, messages, emails or letters sent to you or by you in the last months begin with these words. Hope is the final, ultimate aspiration that stays caught in Pandora’s box after all evil is being released among (…)

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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 (…)

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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 Award’s 6th edition. The selected poets come from eight European states: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Georgia, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia and (…)

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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 Jacek Godek. The poet receives a statuette and PLN 100,000 and the translator of the winning volume – a statuette and (…)

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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 25th March. The event will gather numerous guests from Poland and other countries, including the poets nominated for the Award. The (…)

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