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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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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