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 a poet but also a translator and the artistic director of Babel, a festival of literature and translation. In the interview Bianconi reveals his broad interest in European poetry and discusses his experiences of the re-translation of poems already translated. In order to find out more about the latter see the video.