Delights and surprises. Jurors of the European Poet of Freedom Award 2024 talk about nominated poets

In the film Olga Tokarczuk, Anda Rottenberg, Krzysztof Czyżewski, Beata Stasińska, Anna Czekanowicz and Andrzej Jagodziński speak about what they found specially touching and interesting about poetry books nominated to the European Poet of Freedom Award 2024. Video with the (…)

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2024 European Poet of Freedom Festival

The European Poet of Freedom is a multifaceted poetry initiative, encompassing a festival, an award and a publishing series. We will be meeting in Gdańsk between 17 and 20 April for the 8th edition of the event. The 2024 European (…)

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The Open Call for Gdańsk Literary Residencies is now active! 

The City Culture Institute announces open call for the Gdańsk Literary Residencies addressed to translators from Poland, authors from Belarus and Ukraine, as well as cultural researchers. The Open Call, active until 8 May, will select seven residents for creative (…)

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European Poet of Freedom Award Jurors describe the poetry of Monika Herceg

What words would the European Poet of Freedom Award Jurors use to describe the poetry of this year’s laureate Monika Herceg? Why is her book of poems Lovostaj. (translated into Polish by Aleksandra Wojtaszek) so worth reading? What did Olga (…)

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Monika Herceg named this year’s European Poet of Freedom!

Croatian poet Monika Herceg wins the 2024 “European Poet of Freedom” Gdańsk Literary Award. The 34-year-old author is the youngest winner in the award’s history. Her translator, Aleksandra Wojtaszek, has also been recognised for her work. The jury noted that (…)

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We know the authors shortlisted for the 2024 European Poet of Freedom Literary Award of the City of Gdańsk

The European Poet of Freedom is a literary award, poetry festival and publishing series showcasing volumes shortlisted for the given edition of the competition. The finalists of the 2024 European Poet of Freedom Literary Award of the City of Gdańsk (…)

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After the Festival…

European Poet of Freedom International Literature Festival #7 is behind us. Over 3 days, we held 10 meetings with poets from 9 countries in 7 venues across Gdańsk. We invited our audience to 2 poetry and music soirees in the (…)

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Jury’s conglaturatory speech for Marianna Kiyanovska and Luljeta Lleshanaku

The seventh edition of the European Poet of Freedom Award will go down in history as exceptional. The Award Jury, with the support of Mayor Aleksandra Dulkiewicz and the Gdańsk City Council, has decided to double the pool of prizes (…)

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The call for entries for the 2022-24 edition of the Award is now open

The Award will be granted for the eighth time in spring 2024. Poets may only be entered into the competition by translators who will undertake to translate their work into Polish.  For the 2022-24 edition, submissions will be accepted from (…)

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The Jury of the European Poet of Freedom Literary Award presents the 2022 laureates

As we already know, for the first time since the start of the European Poet of Freedom award, the Jury has decided to award two authors. Right after the deliberations (April 25, Gdansk), we’ve asked members of the Jury about (…)

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