The European Poet of Freedom: programme details

Click here for programme details The European Poet of Freedom is the only Polish festival dedicated to the latest European poetry. During the Festival we announce the winner of a most unique award – for the volume of foreignlanguage poetry translated into (…)

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The Seven Adventures Club

General description: The European Poet of Freedom Festival welcomes all children to join the Seven Adventures Club. In preparation for the forthcoming festival the City Culture Institute has prepared seven journeys inspired by the home countries of the nominees for (…)

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Gdańsk: The City of Poetry. The European Poet of Freedom Festival takes place 17th to 19th of March 2016

17th to 19th March Gdańsk will become the poetic heart of Europe. The City Culture Institute will be hosting literary meetings, artistic events and invites everyone to experience the poetry created by our international guests during the International European Poet (…)

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Poetry has a lot to do with freedom. Interview with Vanni Bianconi

In August 2015 Vanni Bianconi, one of this year’s nominees for the European Poet of Freedom Award, visited Gdańsk and talked to Michał Sowiński and Martyna Nowicka about freedom in poetry and his favourite Polish poets. Bianconi is not only (…)

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Interview with Olga Tokarczuk – a jury member for the European Poet of Freedom Award

Michał Sowiński in conversation with Olga Tokarczuk, a new member of the Award Jury, on what poetry is and what significance it has for literature and politics.  Michał Sowiński: Why did you decide to join the Award Jury? Do you (…)

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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 (…)

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