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Transpoesie is a true Babelian poetry festival. Poets from all over Europe read their verses in their own language. Immerse yourself in the abundance of languages and literary talent that the continent has to offer.

The Europan Day of Languages is the start of the anual Transpoesie, a poetry festival that celebrates European linguistic and cultural diversity. Discover contemporary poetry from all corners of Europe. Five poets read verses in their original language. Translations in English, Dutch and French will be projected simultaneously. 

About the authors:

  • Luis Garde hails from the Basque Country (Spain). He holds a degree in philology and has published 8 collections of poems. His debut novel won the prestigious Euskadi Prize.
  • Jan Škrob was born in Prague, in the Czech Republic. He is the author of 2 books of poetry that teeters at the intersections of the personal and the political, the fictitiosu and the real.
  • The poetry of Lív Róadóttir Jæger, from the Faroe Islands (Denmark), has appeared in cross-disciplinary collaboration involving electronic music, sound installations and choral work.
  • The multitalented Elmar Kuiper from Friesland (The Nederlands) writes poetry and drama. He's also active as a visual artist, performer filmmaker, songwriter and singer.
  • Edna Azulay, from the Netherlands, is a poet and performer. She writes for the stage. Currently, she's working on a theatre piece about nightlife, gentrification and desire.

Transpoesie is organised  by EUNIC Brussels, the European Union National Institutes for Culture. Find the entire festival programme and more information on the authors on www.transpoesie.eu. 


NL - Proef van de bonte veelheid aan talen en literair talent die Europa te bieden heeft. Vijf internationale dichters lezen voor uit hun werk in de originele taal. Vertalingen in het Nederlands, Engels en Frans krijg je er zo maar bij.


FR - Des poètes de toute l'Europe déclament des vers dans leur propre langue, avec traduction en néerlandais, anglais et français. Profitez d'une échantillon de la multitude hétéroclite de langues et de talents littéraires que l'Europe a à offrir. 

26 sep, 2019 19:00   tot   21:00
Munt 6
1000, Brussel
Telefoon: 02 278 11 11