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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An interview with Bogusława Sochańska, translator of Yahya Hassan’s poetry

In 2016, Danish author Yahya Hassan’s collection of poems, “Digte” was shortlisted for the Polish literary prize ‘Gdansk European Poet of Freedom Award’. Danish Culture Institute’s director in Poland, Boguslawa Sochanska, had recommended him for the prize in her capacity as translator. (…)

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Free Words: A Handbook for Individual and Group Exercises

Freedom seems to be one of the most basic yet desirable and prominent values, which keeps reappearing in poetry. No wonder a new EPoF publication is entitled “Free Words: A Handbook for Individual and Group Exercises” Grzegorz Jankowicz and Zofia (…)

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What poetry are we going to read in 2018?

The European Poet of Freedom Literary Award is granted every two years, which means that the upcoming edition of the festival will take place in 2018. However, we already know the countries from which the nominations come from, namely: Azerbaijan, (…)

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Walking on Stilts: Four Days at the European Poet of Freedom Festival

Jonathan Edwards It’s difficult to walk on stilts. It’s difficult to walk on stilts on cobblestones. It’s difficult to walk on stilts when it’s a bright day, and you’re wearing a floor-length (even in stilts) heavy tartan coat, and you’re (…)

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The first English-language selection of Sergey Stratanovsky

Sergey Stratanovsky’s Muddy River is the first comprehensive English-language selection of a contemporary existentialist Russian master. Taken together, the poems express the full range of Stratanovsky’s verse, drawing on seven collections that represent half a century of writing. Muddy River (…)

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Ana Blandiana has won the title of the European Poet of Freedom 2016

Ana Blandiana has won the title of the European Poet of Freedom 2016 for the collection “Mea Patria A4”. She was awarded with a statuette and 100.000 PLN. Joanna Kornaś-Warwas has been awarded with a statuette and 10.000 PLN for (…)

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