The 13th edition of the international poetry festival is back in full force with fresh voices, focusing on architecture, environment and decolonisation.
Transpoesie 2023: Take Back the Stage celebrates the unique relationship between poetry, nature and architecture, creating living environments that inspire and ignite the imagination highlighting as well the unique, seductive, and evocative creations of the Art Nouveau period in a very special way.
This year, at the invitation of the Polish Institute, Polish poet Natalia Malek will join the festiwal.
NATALIA MALEK is a Polish poet, translator and literature curator. She has published five collections of poetry, most recently Brinks (2022). Carapace, her fourth collection of poetry, won the 2021 Gdynia Literary Prize; Chord, her third collection of poetry, received the 2017 Adam Włodek Award for Emerging Writers. Her books have been shortlisted for major literary prizes in Poland including the Wisława Szymborska Award, Wrocław Poetry Prize and Nike Literary Award. A graduate of English Studies at the University of Warsaw, she translates poetry, among others, by Louise Glück, Tyrone Williams, Sandra Cisneros, as well as art writing and criticism. Malek has been curating the international Spoken Word Festival Warsaw since 2015 and Poems in the City, poetry in public space festival, since 2021. Her poems have been widely anthologized and translated into more than ten languages. She teaches creative writing and is particularly interested in the intersections of poetry and visual arts.
September 26-30, 2023
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Selected events with the participation of Natalia Malek:
Maison Hannon | Avenue de la Jonction 1, 1060
lunch debate 12:30—13:30
Poets: Borbála Kulin (Hungary), Natalia Malek (Poland), Lea Nagy (Hungary), Alina Purcaru (Romania)
Moderation: Sylvie Marie
Citizen’s Garden | Rue Vautier 62, 1050
performance & interview 17:00—18:30
Poets: Borbála Kulin (Hungary), Natalia Malek (Poland), Lea Nagy (Hungary), Alina Purcaru (Romania), Lucija Stupica (Slovenia), Dewi de Nijs Bik (Netherlands)
Presentation: Magali Minet
Liszt Institute | Mont des Larmes 10, 1000
performance & interview 19:00—21:00
Poets: Borbála Kulin (Hungary), Natalia Malek (Poland), Alina Purcaru (Romania), Lucija Stupica (Slovenia), Dewi de Nijs Bik (Netherlands)
Presentation: Vanessa Daniëls
Library Jette “La Leesterrasse” | Place Cardinal Mercier 10, 1090
performance & interview 15:00—16:00
Poets: Alina Purcaru (Romania), Olympia (Italy), Natalia Malek (Poland), Lea Nagy (Hungary), Hanan Issa (Wales)
Presentation: Tessa Goossens